Former Major League Baseball all star Andruw Jones has been arrested on charges of battery surrounding his wife following a Christmas Day argument between the couple.
According to FOX News, 35-year-old Jones, a former five time all star during his 12 year career with the Atlanta Braves was arrested was taken from a home in Grey Moss Court in the suburbs of Atlanta to Gwinnett County Jail where he was held for around seven hours before being released on $2,500 bond.
Police records report a domestic dispute between a husband and wife led to the arrest of Jones, who has recently signed a deal to move to the Tohuku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan on a multi million dollar contract.
Yahoo News writes:
The Gwinnett police incident report indicates that Jones’ wife, Nicole, told officers that the couple had hosted a Christmas party the night before, and that Jones had been drinking during the party. Later, while the two were trying to construct a table for Christmas morning, Jones grew angry. The fight escalated, and according to Nicole Jones, Andruw Jones placed his hands around her neck and said, “I want to kill you, I want to [expletive] kill you.” Jones denied hurting his wife, but the police report indicated that Nicole Jones had “visible injuries.”
According to the New York Daily News, when officers arrived at the Jones residence in the Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth, they said he appeared confused about what had happened.
“We entered into the bedroom and announced ‘Gwinnett County police,”’ an officer wrote in the report.
“Andruw did not respond and it appeared as though he was passed out in his clothes,” the officer wrote. “I touched Andruw on the arm and said ‘Gwinnett County police, Andruw, we need to speak with you.’ Andruw woke up and appeared dazed. He appeared heavily intoxicated and confused about why officers were standing in his bedroom.”
Since moving from the Braves in 2008 to join the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 the .254 average center fielder has played for a number of MLB teams, including the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.