Al Jefferson’s Girlfriend Charged With Assault for Biting Him

by December 09, 2011
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The Deseret News has details on the alleged attack: “The live-in girlfriend of Utah Jazz player Al Jefferson was charged Friday with hitting and biting him. Shirley Lewis, 38, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Thursday after she called police from the couple’s home near 8000 South and Highland Drive, Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Mark Askerlund said. Police determined that it was a domestic violence incident and that Lewis was the aggressor. Friday morning, Lewis was charged in Holladay Justice Court with assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child, both class B misdemeanors. Lewis ‘was in a verbal argument with her live-in boyfriend, Al Jefferson, when she hit him and bit him on the back,’ a Salt Lake County Jail report states. Askerlund said two children, ages 3 and 9, were home at the time of the incident. The injuries to the Jazz player did not require treatment. ‘It was just abrasions, those types of things,’ he said. ‘There were no serious injuries, but it was an assault.’”