Grizzlies forward James Johnson has been arrested for allegedly striking and choking his wife. The 27-year-old unrestricted free agent was booked into a Memphis jail at 4:35 a.m. on Saturday. Fox 13 Memphis has more details:
Memphis Grizzlies free agent James Johnson was arrested early Saturday morning after a domestic dispute with his wife at their home in downtown Memphis. Investigators say the couple got into some type of altercation as they were leaving Beale Street around 2 am. The 27 year old’s wife called police after she says Johnson hit her in the face with his open hand and choked her.
She also told officers the NBA player punched a hole in their bathroom door, which is where she was waiting while holding their child. Officers say the victim gave the baby to her mother and Johnson then pushed that woman and took the baby before running away from the scene. Johnson eventually returned and was taken to jail.
He’s been charged with Domestic Assault-Bodily Harm and is expected to be in court Monday morning. The victim refused medical treatment, but officers say she did not have any visible injuries to her face or neck. Officers say the couple had been drinking in their home earlier that evening.
James Johnson was arrested for domestic assault. His wife told police that he struck her open handed and choked her. pic.twitter.com/pDN57Ns0Of
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