Arrest warrant: Braves star threatened to kill girl, incident began for alleged infidelity | information
ATLANTA (CBS46) – Arrest warrants released Tuesday show that Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna and his wife argued over alleged infidelity prior to a recent domestic violence incident.
According to the warrants, the incident began when Ozuna took his wife’s two cell phones without her knowledge and refused to return them. Ozuna threatened to kill her, the arrest warrant said, before taking Ozuna’s cell phone and calling 911. When Ozuna left the house with her cell phones, she followed him and chased him.
She said she returned to the house, locked the front door and allegedly told 911 that Ozuna was coming back and pulled a large kitchen knife from a drawer. Ozuna entered the house through a garage door and continued to yell at her according to the warrant. She told the police that she had the knife on her waist and warned that if he got any closer, she would injure him.
The warrant said that Ozuna’s wife then put down the knife, came closer and grabbed his waistband and tried to reach her cell phone. The couple continued to argue over the cell phones before Ozuna allegedly repeatedly slapped her on the back of her hand with the cell phones, poked her, and slapped her face against a wall.
Ozuna reportedly knocked them to the ground while they continued to argue over the phones. While she was on the floor, the warrant said Ozuna grabbed her by the throat.
At that point, officers arrived at the home and reported that they heard screams from inside and noticed that the front door was wide open. They entered the house through the front door and said they saw Ozuna grab his wife by the neck and throw her against a wall.
Ozuna was arrested for grievous bodily harm from strangulation and assault and family violence. Ozuna’s lawyer announced at the trial on Monday that Ozuna and his wife are about to dissolve their marriage through divorce.
A Fulton County judge gave Ozuna $ 20,000 bail and ordered him not to have any contact with his wife. However, the order allows him to make contact with his children as long as a third party is present.
Ozuna’s next court date is currently not scheduled.
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