UPDATE: James Shirvell pleaded not guilty on March 6 to four charges related to the alleged stabbing of his girlfriend. Read the story here.
A Stanford University assistant admissions director was booked into San Francisco County Jail on Sunday for alleged attempted murder, domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon, jail records show.
James Shirvell, 26, has worked in Stanford's admissions office since 2016, according to his LinkedIn page.
A fourth charge was added on Wednesday morning: assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury.
Spokesman E.J. Miranda said Wednesday that the university has placed Shirvell on leave and that he "will not be performing any admissions work.
"We are continuing to gather information on this matter to inform next steps," Miranda wrote in an email.
Robert Rueca, public information officer for the San Francisco Police Department, said that officers responded to a call around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 3, and took Shirvell into custody after determining he was involved in a domestic violence incident.
He said that Shirvell and the victim had a relationship but he could not provide further information due to confidentiality laws related to domestic violence cases.
NBC Bay Area reported, citing unnamed sources, that Shirvell allegedly stabbed a woman repeatedly while they were under the influence of LSD in a home in San Francisco.
Rueca said he could not confirm this.
The San Francisco District Attorney's Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The police department's special victims unit is leading the investigation into this case, Rueca said.
Shirvell started working at Stanford as an admissions counselor, then became an assistant admissions director in 2018, according to his LinkedIn. He was on the international and internal relations team there and served as Stanford's territory manager for China, according to a biography posted on a speakers page for a 2017 U.S.-China Higher Education Symposium. He graduated from Yale University in 2014, according to his LinkedIn.
Shirvell's name has been removed from Stanford's admissions webpage.
His bond has been set at $1 million and he remains in custody, according to jail records. A court date is set for Wednesday afternoon.