A former Tokay High School football player was arrested Friday after allegedly assaulting a teen who was trying to protect his sister, police said.
Kevin Marche Wiley, 19, who is studying law on a football scholarship to McPherson College in Kansas, was arrested on a number of felonies after the 1 p.m. altercation. He was jailed after being treated at the hospital for a knife wound.
Wiley, of Stockton, allegedly went to his ex-girlfriend's West Lockeford Street home to see their 13-month-old son, Lodi Police Officer Heather Metcalf said.
The baby's mother, who had talked to Wiley on the phone earlier Friday and told him not to come to the home, refused to open the door. Police were on their way to the house when Wiley allegedly threatened to take the baby and then kicked in the door, Metcalf said.
The mother's 17-year-old brother was in the house and grabbed a kitchen knife when the door opened. Wiley, whom Metcalf said is significantly larger than the 17-year-old, allegedly rushed at the teen and began punching him and bashing his head into a wall.
In the process, Wiley received a cut to his arm. The teenager dropped the knife and Wiley, who was bleeding profusely, ran out the front door as Cpl. Roger Butterfield arrived.
Butterfield detained both Wiley and the teenager, then called for an ambulance as more officers arrived.
Both Wiley and the teenager were taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital. Wiley was treated for the knife wound and the teenager had scrapes, swelling and a possible concussion, Metcalf said.
The mother and baby, who saw part of the altercation before fleeing to hide in a locked bathroom, were not injured.
Police did not identify the mother, because she is considered a domestic violence victim, or the teenager, because he is a juvenile.
Wiley was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, making threats, residential burglary, domestic violence and child endangerment.
The teenager was not arrested and police considered him both a victim and a hero. They will forward the case to the District Attorney's Office to determine if he will face any charges.
Wiley played football at Tokay High School until graduating in 2006, and then played at San Joaquin Delta College.
This spring he signed with McPherson College, a 480-student school in Kansas. The private Christian college had already closed for the day Friday when Wiley's name was released, and athletic administrators could not be reached for comment.
Wiley had no previous criminal record in San Joaquin County, according to court records.