Ex-UM CB Jourdan Lewis faces domestic violence charge

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Former Michigan All-American Jourdan Lewis is facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence after an alleged incident early Wednesday morning.

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s office authorized a domestic violence charge after reviewing the report submitted Wednesday by the Ann Arbor Police.

Lewis is accused of assaulting his 20-year-old girlfriend, Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Matthew Lige said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon.

“He was interviewed, there was a thorough investigation, he was not taken into custody,” Lige said, referring to Lewis. “He was cooperative.

“The presumption of innocence is still there.”

Ann Arbor police responded to a 911 call place after 1 a.m, Lige said. The 20-year-old resident told officers there was an argument and she was the victim of an assault. Officers were able to get a statement from the alleged victim, but Lewis was not there at the time. Police did interview Lewis later and Lige said he was cooperative.

Lige said officers investigated the entire scene at the residence in the 3000 block of Signature in Ann Arbor. The victim did not report any injuries, and the officers did not report any visible injuries. Lige cautioned that does not mean she did not sustain injury, but she did not want any medical attention.

An arraignment has not yet been scheduled.

Not long after news of the charge broke, Lewis, who has often been outspoken on Twitter, took to social media and wrote: “It’s sad that somebody would want to control you so bad they would ruin your life over it.”

The tweet has since been deleted.

Lewis, who played cornerback for the Michigan football team, recently participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and is considered a top NFL Draft prospect.