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Razorback Baseball Pitcher Off the Team after Arrest

Fayetteville Police say Thomas Altimont, 21, faces kidnapping and battery charges after incident with woman at his apartment.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR - A Razorback baseball pitcher is off the team after being arrested in Fayetteville.

Thomas Altimont, 21, faces kidnapping and battery charges after police say he carried a woman into his apartment and would not let her leave.

It happened this morning at an apartment complex on Conway Place, where officers found Altimont and the woman in a bedroom after having to force their way inside.

After ordering Altimont out of the room, police talked to the woman. She told them she had met Altimont after she and a friend drove him home from a Dickson Street bar.

The woman said she tried to get away from Altimont before he carried her into the apartment against her will. Police say the woman had red marks on her arms and neck. She also told officers Altimont bit down on her hair and pulled it from her scalp.

Altimont is a junior right-handed pitcher for the Arkansas Baseball team. He's pitched in six games this season compiling a 1-0 record with a 1.59 ERA.

Arkansas head baseball coach Dave Van Horn issued the following statement today on Altimont's arrest:
"Thomas Altimont has been suspended indefinitely from our team, effectively immediately. We will take the time to review the matter thoroughly and make any further determinations next week. We have high standards for our student-athletes and they will conduct themselves appropriately. We stress accountability in the University of Arkansas baseball program and endangering the safety of others and other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated."
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