BOISE-- Boise State tennis player Garrett Patton was arrested over the weekend by Boise police and has been charged with five misdemeanors. The charges include public intoxication, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal consumption of alcohol, and resisting and obstructing officers.
According to the police report, Patton was arrested early Saturday morning when a resident of a home in the north Boise foothills called 911 reporting a suspect trying to enter the house through the front door. The report says that police officers found Patton at the front door of the home, and that he refused to let go of the door and pulled away from officers when they tried to remove him from the door. Officers later found marijuana and a marijuana pipe in Patton's backpack.
In response to the arrest, the Boise State athletic department issued a statement Monday saying: "We are aware of the situation and we are following our student-athlete conduct policy which we have had in place for almost 15 years."
Patton is the son of long-time BSU men's tennis head coach Greg Patton.
As a freshman this past season, Patton had a 14-and-8 singles record. In high school, he was a two-time state champion for Boise High.