Though the holidays are meant as a time to celebrate and have fun with family, some succumb to the violent tendencies that accompany it. While those that experience this usually can take it out without physically harming an individual, some cannot and end up taking it out on a stranger or loved one.
This is what happened on Christmas morning in Atlanta as police responded to a domestic dispute call around 1:30 a.m. By the time police left the home in Duluth, they had arrested baseball star Andruw Jones on a battery charge committed against his wife.
According to jail records, former baseball star outfielder for the Atlanta Braves and outfielder for the New York Yankees, Andruw Jones was arrested early Tuesday morning on a battery charge. It was Tuesday around 1:30 a.m. when police responded to a domestic dispute call in Duluth, a suburb in Atlanta, between Jones and his wife of 10 years, Nicole.
He was arrested and booked into the county jail at approximately 3:45 a.m. By 11 a.m., he was released on a $2,400 bond. Jones’ wife told police that her husband dragged her down a staircase while grabbing her neck and said that he wanted to kill her.
The Associated Press obtained a police report which states that the altercation took place on Christmas Day around 1:30 in the morning, after Nicole had asked her husband to help set up their home for Christmas morning. The two have a daughter and a son together.
As of Wednesday, it wasn’t known if Jones has an attorney. Jones became one of the premier players in Major League Baseball when he joined the majors in 1996 playing for the Atlanta Braves. During 1998-2007, Jones won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves as their outfielder.
During his 17 seasons in the Majors, he has accumulated 434 career home runs. Jones played for the New York Yankees in 2012 and was released to become a free agent. Earlier this month, Jones was acquired by the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League and signed a one-year contract for $3.5 million.
This will not be the first time Jones has been in a courtroom. Back in 2001, he ended up testifying in a prostitution case against a strip club owner in Atlanta. Though he was never charged, Jones testified that he was invited to the Gold Club and two strippers propositioned him for sex. Under oath, he said that he did have sex with both women in front of six men and the owner.
According to the police report, she told officers that she tried to get away from her husband by trying to escape upstairs; however, he grabbed her by the ankle and dragged her down the stairs.
Former Braves Player Andruw Jones Arrested On Battery Charge
Former Atlanta Braves star center fielder Andruw Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early Tuesday on a battery charge, according to jail records.