Former New York Yankee and Atlanta Brave Andruw Jones arrested for assault and battery
On Christmas Day, Andruw Jones was arrested near Atlanta, charged with assault and battery, with few details being released by authorities.
The former Yankee and Brave was allegedly involved in a disturbance that resulted in the Gwinnett County police being called in the early morning hours of Christmas.
The police investigated the suspected domestic incident and determined that there was sufficient cause to arrest Jones and charge him with battery.
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.”
Jones was booked into Gwinnett County jail at about 4 a.m. and was released about seven hours later on $2,500 bond.
Jones, now 35, was signed earlier in December to play for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League. He led the majors in 2005 with 51 home runs and hit 41 in 2006, but hasn’t hit more than 20 since 2007.