Court documents allege UA coach had affair with, threatened student

Court documents allege UA coach had affair with, threatened student
Craig Carter (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Craig Carter (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Court documents released on Wednesday reveal details about an incident on the University of Arizona campus that led to the arrest of a track and field coach last week.Craig Carter was arrested on May 1 on domestic violence charges.

According to the incident report, the alleged victim is a student with whom Carter had "an intimate relationship."

The report says Carter allegedly went into a class that the student was in and pulled her out of the classroom.

Carter also allegedly threatened her with a box cutter, according to the report, which also said Carter threatened the student, saying "I'll hurt you," and "I'll cut that pretty face."

According to the University of Arizona Police Department, Carter was charged with one count each of domestic violence, aggravated assault, domestic violence threats, domestic violence stalking and interfering with an education institution.

Carter, who coaches the team's throwers, was booked into the Pima County Jail, and was being held on $40,000

a statement, University of Arizona spokesman Chris Sigurdson said, "The University is in the final stages of an investigation into allegations of workplace violence committed by Craig Carter. The University has suspended him from University employment, which is a disciplinary measure. We are initiating dismissal procedures as well."

View the interim complaint and police reports here:


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