MILCREEK, Utah - Utah Utes cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been arrested and booked on suspicion of felony aggravated robbery while using or threatening to use a weapon, according to Unified Police.
The junior from Los Angeles was arrested just before 2 a.m. and has not been charged at this time.
Officials said a victim agreed to meet the seller, Hatfield, to buy an X-Box from an online classified ad.
Unified Police said Hatfield allegedly pulled a knife on the victim when they met at a car wash near 635 W. and 3900 S. and demanded money.
The victim complied and gave Hatfield $180 who then allegedly ran to the Mountain Shadow apartments nearby.
Officers said the victim's wife arranged another meeting with the seller, Hatfield, to purchase an iPhone at the same location as the alleged first robbery.
This time, Unified officers were there and arrested Hatfield.
No one was injured during the alleged robbery.
The Utah Athletic Department said the coaching staff is out of town.
Officials said when Coach Kyle Whittingham returns next week, he will address the situation.
Hatfield's bio from UtahUtes.com:
UTAH: Switched from receiver to cornerback in game two of his sophomore year … initial plan was for him to play both positions, but he became a full-time cornerback.
2014–After playing receiver in the first game, he moved to cornerback and immediately became a starter … played in all 13 games, with 10 starts … 38 tackles (1.5 TFL) with an interception and nine pass breakups … tied for 16th in the Pac-12 in passes defended per game (0.77) … 20-yard interception return for a touchdown clinched Utah win at Colorado … also had four tackles, including one TFL, against the Buffaloes … two pass breakups against Arizona … pair of pass breakups vs. Arizona State … season-high seven tackles, including a half TFL, against Washington State … three tackles at Michigan … broke up two passes to go with one reception for nine yards in the season opener against Idaho State.
2013–Played in 11 games, seeing time at receiver and on special teams … four catches for 84 yards … 48-yard catch against Oregon … also had receptions against Weber State, Arizona and USC … seven kick returns for 116 yards all came against Washington State (long of 24 yards) … seven tackles on special teams … three tackles against BYU and two vs. Arizona State … lettered as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Los Angeles Times and The Wave all-area … Los Angeles City Section Defensive Player of the Year … 2012 Coliseum League Player of the Year … had eight interceptions his senior season while playing wide receiver and cornerback at Crenshaw High (Calif.) … team captain … as a junior in 2011, he had 33 receptions for 586 yards (17.8 average) and four touchdowns, rushed nine times for 110 yards (12.2 average), had 25 tackles and three pass breakups and averaged 29.8 yards on five punt returns … Crenshaw won the 2012 L.A. City League title in 2010 and went 12-2 in 2012.
PERSONAL: Son of De’Wayne Coleman and Meka Stokes … will declare a major in the fall … full name is Dominique Taishaun Hatfield … born Dec. 13, 1994.
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