A former University of Louisiana at Lafayette football standout who now works for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested Tuesday on allegations of domestic abuse battery and improper telephone communications.

The Lafayette Police Department arrested Tyrell Fenroy, 24, on the misdemeanor counts following a complaint by Fenroy’s ex-girlfriend, according to an affidavit for warrant of arrest.

The affidavit says that Fenroy’s ex-girlfriend contacted police on Monday alleging that Fenroy had abused her during a fight.

“The victim showed officers bruises that were consistent with her statement,” the affidavit says.

The victim initially told police that she did want to pursue charges as long as Fenroy did not contact her again, the affidavit says.

Fenroy agreed that he would not contact the victim again by any means, the affidavit says.

The victim called police again Tuesday alleging that Fenroy had called her several times and left text messages on her phone, the affidavit says.

The victim told police that Fenroy’s truck was also parked near her car outside of her place of employment, the affidavit says.

Police found Fenroy in his truck where he was arrested without incident, the affidavit says.

Fenroy has since been booked and released from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Capt. Kip Judice, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, confirmed that Fenroy was a employee of the Sheriff’s Office.

Judice said Fenroy has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

The Sheriff’s Office hired Fenroy June 8, 2010, as a correctional deputy, Judice said.

Fenroy played for ULL from 2005 to 2008. The university retired his jersey number 32 in 2008 after becoming the school’s all-time leading rusher.