ISU defensive lineman David Irving pleads not guilty, trial set

David Irving

Story County Jail

David Irving

Alex Halsted

ISU defensive lineman David Irving pleaded not guilty to a domestic abuse charge Monday and a trial date was set.

Irving was arrested Nov. 13 and charged with domestic abuse with injury after police were called that night to 1415 S. Grand Ave., Apartment 108, for a welfare check regarding a possible domestic assault that occurred between 2 and 4 p.m. that day, leading to Irving’s arrest.

On Monday morning, Irving entered a written plea of not guilty and a jury trial was set 9 a.m. Jan. 28, 2014. 

Irving will have a pretrial conference at 3 p.m. Jan. 14, 2014.

According to police records, police spoke with the victim on the night of the arrest and she “stated her boyfriend and the father of her child held her down earlier in the afternoon and cut a large portion of hair off.”

The victim told police the defendant punched her in the leg several times with a closed fist and officers noticed several bruises on the victim’s leg and a large scratched area on the back side of her leg. The victim also had a small cut on her hand, which she said was caused by the scissors.

The defendant admitted to getting into an argument but said he did not cut the victim.

Irving didn’t travel with Iowa State to its game against Oklahoma on Nov. 16, and ISU coach Paul Rhoads later said he had been suspended indefinitely. Irving since has appeared in each of the Cyclones’ last two games against Kansas and West Virginia.