Police investigate possible abuse of dependent adults
Police investigate possible abuse of dependent adults

A Nebraska quarterback was arrested Sunday after a disturbance at a University of Nebraska-Lincoln residence hall.

Patrick J. Witt, 18, was arrested and lodged in jail on suspicion of disturbing the peace, trespassing, third-degree assault by menacing threats, minor in possession by consuming and possession of a false ID.

Witt allegedly failed to follow proper instructions when he entered Smith Hall near 14th and Holdrege streets around 1:50 a.m. Sunday, UNL Police Capt. Carl Oestmann said.

Witt allegedly signed in with a different name and went up to a floor without waiting to be escorted, Oestmann said.

A resident assistant told police Witt pushed him several times and made threatening remarks, Oestmann said.

When an officer contacted Witt, he allegedly took off running, exiting the dorm and running toward 16th and W streets, where he was caught, Oestmann said.

Witt, a native of Wylie, Texas, allegedly had identification that didn’t belong to him, and he showed signs of alcohol intoxication, Oestmann said. His blood alcohol content was 0.115.

"I have talked with Patrick about the incident over the weekend and we looking into the facts," Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said. "This matter will be dealt with internally."

Witt arrived on campus for the 2007 spring semester and posted a 4.0 grade-point average. The freshman was a redshirt during the 2007 season.

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