A North Carolina Central University assistant football coach was arrested Sunday in Florida.
Brian Jenkins, 48, was arrested in Volusia County, Fla., after an altercation with an ex-girlfriend and booked on three separate charges, according to an arrest affidavit. Documents show Jenkins was charged with depriving use of 911, battery and criminal mischief. The battery charge was listed as domestic because the two had been in a relationship. As of Monday evening, Jenkins’ status on the Volusia County Corrections website was listed as not in custody.
According to the affidavit, Jenkins went to the home of his ex-girlfriend Sunday evening to talk about their breakup. She asked him to leave and when he did not, she attempted to call 911, the affidavit states. Jenkins then allegedly grabbed the phone from her hand and threw it across the room, cracking the screen. The damage to the phone and physically taking the phone from her hand led to the criminal mischief and domestic battery charges, respectively.
In a text message statement on Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina Central said Jenkins was “no longer an employee of the university, effective today, July 30.” It’s unclear whether he was fired or quit. The school declined to comment further, according to the statement.