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

Lafayette police arrested Tyrell Fenroy, 24, on the misdemeanor counts Tuesday 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 told police that Fenroy took her phone from her hand and grabbed her arms, the affidavit says.

The victim and Fenroy lived together for three years before a recent break-up, the affidavit says.

The victim initially told police that she did not 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.

Lafayette police spokesman Cpl. Kyle Soriez said the investigating officer used his discretion and opted not to arrest Fenroy on Monday.

On Tuesday, the victim called police 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 at 6:55 p.m., the affidavit says.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Kip Judice confirmed that Fenroy is an employee of the Sheriff’s Office.

Judice said Fenroy has been placed on paid administrative leave. Fenroy was hired on June 8, 2010, as a correctional deputy, Judice said.

Fenroy played for ULL from 2005 to 2008. The university retired his jersey No. 32 in 2008 after he became the school’s all-time leading rusher.

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