ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves star was arrested Saturday for assault and charging a battery, confirmed Channel 2 Action News.
Sandy Spring police said Braves leftfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested at his home and booked into Fulton County jail on Saturday afternoon. Police charged with strangulation and domestic/family violence.
Sandy Springs Police said they were called to the Windsor Cove home just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon when they arrived. Officials said screams were heard coming from inside the house and the front door wide open.
Because of the danger of screaming Authorities said they entered the house where they saw Ozuna grabbed his wife’s neck and threw her against the wall. Officials said Ozuna also hit his wife with a cast covering his broken finger.
The Braves outfielder suffered a hand injury earlier this week after trying to slide into third base during a game against the Boston Red Sox.
Police said they immediately arrested the 230-pound 6-3 baseball player, bringing him into custody without incident.
The allegations facing Ozuna are very serious. Georgia LawAggravated assault on strangulation carries a minimum prison term of five years if convicted.
The Braves released a statement Saturday night on Twitter about the incident.
Channel 2 Action News will continue to update this story and will have the latest news on WSB Sunday AM.
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