FAYETTEVILLE — One of three Razorbacks basketball players arrested last week on suspicion of forgery has been linked to two possible assaults near the University of Arkansas campus.

FAYETTEVILLE — One of three Razorbacks basketball players arrested last week on suspicion of forgery has been linked to two possible assaults near the University of Arkansas campus.


Suspended Arkansas forward Jacorey Williams is named by witnesses as the man who punched a bouncer outside the Lit Lounge club July 18, knocking him unconscious, according to a police report. In an earlier, possibly related, event, Williams is accused of knocking his girlfriend to the floor at the club.


According to a police report, bouncer Bryan Jones texted a police officer and asked him to come to the club. Jones told the officer he was at the entrance checking IDs when he saw a tall man he recognized as a UA basketball player in the crowd. Jones said he looked away for a moment and felt himself get punched in the face. He fell to the ground, knocked out for a few seconds. When he regained consciousness, he could not see out of his right eye. At the recommendation of EMS Jones went to the hospital. He told police the next day he regained vision in the eye and had no permanent damage.


Two other security guards at the club said they saw a black man punch Jones in the face and "run back into the crowd." They later identified the man as Williams.


Jones told police he believed the punch was in retaliation for an event that happened about two weeks earlier on July 5. He told police he’d been on vacation between the two incidents, and when he returned, his co-workers said Williams had been looking for him.


According to a police report from July 5, Essence Singleton told police she approached her boyfriend, Williams, about money he owed her. She told police Williams grabbed her arm and pushed her to the ground.


Jones, who told police he saw the event, said Singleton reached out a hand and put it on Williams’ chest "as if she was trying to get his attention," the report stated. Jones said he saw Williams swing his arm at Singleton "as if in a gesture to get her away from him."


When Williams’ arm struck Singleton, it knocked her to the ground, and Jones stepped in between the two and pushed Williams back. The officer took photos of scrapes to Singleton’s hands and knees.


Both police reports have been handed over to the Fayetteville prosecutor. Prosecutor Casey Jones said both case are pending until Singleton or Bryan Jones come forward as a complaining witness.


Williams was suspended from the basketball team July 22 after he and fellow players Anton Beard and Dustin Thomas were arrested on suspicion of forgery for allegedly using counterfeit bills to buy merchandise at Fayetteville convenience stores.


Both alleged assaults occurred before the three players’ arrest in the forgery case.


Arraignment for the forgery charges against all three players is Aug. 24.


Williams averaged 4.8 points per game in about 16 minutes each last year. He was expected to be a starter in 2015-16.