Russell Branyan arrested for Burglary
Russell Branyan was arrested on Monday night for allegedly breaking into the home of his ex-wife last month.
The former major player, who played for 10 teams over his 14-season MLB career, was charged with felony aggravated burglary in connection with the Oct. 30 incident.
According to the warrant from Davidson County in Nashville, Tennessee, Branyan entered the home of his ex-wife, Jill Branyan, and removed various items from the home. The warrant also accuses him of tampering with the home’s thermostat, making it extremely cold.
The warrant went on to say that Branyan acknowledged to a witness “that he had removed the items from the residence and now wanted to return them.”
Branyan, was previously charged with domestic violence against his then-wife in 2008, according to court documents out of Shaker Heights, Ohio. He pleaded no contest to that charge and was ordered to take part in one year of a first-offender program.