Kenny Sanchez, the head coach of Bishop Gorman High School’s national champion football team, was arrested this week on a domestic battery charge, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has learned.
Court records show that Sanchez, 36, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant.
When reached by phone Thursday, Sanchez hung up after a reporter asked to talk to him about the criminal case.
His attorney, Ross Goodman, said Sanchez was unaware that he had a warrant for his arrest.
The charge stems from an incident on Christmas Day at the home of Sanchez’s former girlfriend, Brooke Jade Stewart. Sanchez went to the woman’s residence in the southeast valley that day to pick up their son under their custody agreement.
A Las Vegas police report states that Sanchez was “very upset for picking up son.”
“I went to say goodbye to my son in the driveway,” the woman wrote in a voluntary statement. “Kenny came behind me and pulled my hair out of my head, punched me in the eye. As I was going down, he punched me on the side of my face and put his hands around my neck. He held me on the ground and ran to his car and drove away.”
Stewart “suffered swollen/bruise right cheek and scratches in the neck area,” according to the report. She also told police that on the morning of Dec. 17, she went to pick up her son from Sanchez’s apartment, and “Kenneth was angry and punched her in the left eye.” She showed an officer a picture of the injury she had taken on her phone.
Goodman appeared Thursday on his client’s behalf for an arraignment in Las Vegas Justice Court on one count of domestic battery, a misdemeanor.
“Mr. Sanchez has been an incredible father, coach and leader in the Las Vegas community,” Goodman told the Review-Journal. “I’ve known Mr. Sanchez for a long time, and rest assured, there is absolutely no truth to any of the allegations.”
Bishop Gorman released the following statement Thursday: “Today’s court proceeding involving allegations against…