Trojans WR Joseph Lewis arrested on felony domestic violence charge

USC receiver Joseph Lewis was arrested Monday on a felony domestic battery charge, according to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman.

Los Angeles County jail records show Lewis, 18, was booked at 7:45 p.m. ET. Bail was set at $50,000; Lewis was released at 3:59 a.m. ET on Tuesday, according to online records.

LAPD confirmed Monday morning it had opened an investigation into an alleged incident of domestic violence involving a USC student-athlete that occurred Sunday. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office in the next two days, according to LAPD officer Mike Lopez. Lewis has a court date scheduled for March 6.

The department has no immediate plans to release details about the allegations, Lopez said.

California state law says Lewis' charge can be for a person who willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim who has, or previously had, a dating relationship. Punishment can range from a $6,000 fine to four years in state prison.

"USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation," USC said in a statement. "While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student has been suspended from all football-related activities. Student disciplinary records and student conduct proceedings are confidential at USC and protected by law."

Lewis, a Los Angeles native, was ESPN's No. 1-ranked receiver in the Class of 2017. He caught four passes for 39 yards as a true freshman this past season, but his role was expected to grow as USC replaces two of its top three receivers in 2018.