GPD searching for former Gator Pierre-Louis

Published: Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 4:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 7:24 p.m.

Former University of Florida football player Wondy Pierre-Louis is being sought by the Gainesville Police Department on suspicion of committing domestic violence through strangulation, police reported Sunday.

Pierre-Louis is suspected of going to the apartment of his girlfriend or former girlfriend at about 5:30 a.m. and kicking in the door. Another person who was in the apartment fled. Pierre-Louis is suspected of pinning the woman against a countertop and choking her, said Capt. Ed Book.

"He makes some threats and she tries to call 911, but he grabbed the phone," Book said. "She was able to get away from him long enough to escape, run outside and call for help."

The incident occurred in an apartment complex at 3700 Windmeadows Blvd.

Lt. Keith Kameg said Sunday night a warrant has been issued for Pierre-Louis' arrest on charges of domestic battery by strangulation, burglary, battery, false imprisonment and hindering communication to law enforcement.

Pierre-Louis was a cornerback on the football team who recently completed his senior season. He has not graduated from UF.

He is a native of Haiti and learned that his parents are alive and well after last week's earthquake but that their family home was destroyed.

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