University of New Mexico Women’s Basketball’s Ebony Walker Arrested for Assault

New Mexico center and captain Ebony Walker was arrested and charged with aggravated assault of a household member Tuesday night after an altercation at her apartment complex.

According to Nicole Perez of the Albuquerque Journal, a neighbor called police when she heard a loud argument between Walker and her boyfriend that got physical. The neighbor claimed Walker and her boyfriend pushed one another, and then Walker chased him through the apartment complex as he attempted to leave. Police allege that Walker threw a knife at her boyfriend as she was chasing him.    

The altercation was reportedly about a phone. The airborne knife, which Walker claims she was not throwing at her boyfriend, did not strike him. Police say the boyfriend, who was unnamed in the police report, was “reluctant” to cooperate with their investigation.

Walker was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and booked Tuesday evening. She was released after posting bail Wednesday.

The 6’2″ center averaged 10.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game last season. She is entering her redshirt senior season for New Mexico. The Lobos are coming off a disappointing 9-17 season under head coach Yvonne Sanchez.

The university is yet to comment on Walker’s arrest.

 

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Hornets’ Jeff Taylor arrested on domestic assault charges

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges, according to East Lansing Police. The police department said in a release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. East Lansing Police Lieutenant Steve Gonzalez declined to provide further details about the arrest when contacted by The Associated Press. According to the release, police officers responded to an incident at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday. The Hornets say they are aware of the incident involving the third-year forward and are gathering more information. A release from the team stated, “This is a matter that we take very seriously.” Taylor, who is from Sweden, was selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft after playing at Vanderbilt. The Hornets open training camp Tuesday in Asheville, …

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Jeffery Taylor Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and Reaction

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was arrested Thursday morning in East Lansing, Michigan, after allegedly committing domestic assault.

Taylor, 25, was arrested when police responded to a domestic disturbance call at a Marriott hotel around 1 a.m. ET, per WILX 10 NBC. He was booked on charges of domestic assault, simple assault and malicious destruction of property. Bail was set at $5,000, though it is unclear whether Taylor is still incarcerated at this time.

The former Vanderbilt star was the then-Bobcats’ second-round selection in 2012. He has career averages of 6.6 points and 2.0 rebounds, shooting 41.2 percent from the field in 103 appearances. Taylor was limited to 23 games last season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon.

“The Charlotte Hornets were made aware of the incident involving Jeffery Taylor early this evening,” the Hornets said in a statement. “The organization is in the process of gathering more information and doing our due diligence. This is a matter that we take very seriously.”

Domestic violence awareness has reached an apex in sports culture over the last few weeks and months, particularly due to the NFL’s handling of former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell received criticism first for a light two-game suspension and then for a seeming lack of transparency when further evidence arose, which led to an indefinite ban for Rice.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, citing increased awareness caused by the NFL situation, said the league plans on reviewing its current domestic violence policy. 

“We learn from other league’s experiences. We’re studying everything that’s been happening in the NFL,” Silver told reporters when questioned at a Monday press conference. “We’re working with our players’ association [and new executive director Michele Roberts]. We’ve been talking for several weeks, and we’re going to take a fresh look at everything we do.”

Silver said the NBA is taking steps to ensure “mistakes don’t happen again.” The NBA, NHL and MLB do not currently have policies specifically related to domestic violence. Under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, felonies are under the same umbrella and come with a minimum 10-game suspension.

“When a player is convicted of (including a plea of guilty, no contest, or nolo contendere) a violent felony, he shall immediately be suspended by the NBA for a minimum of ten games,” the league’s collective bargaining agreement reads, per the New York Daily News.

Taylor is in the last year of his rookie contract, which calls for a guaranteed $915,243, per Sham SportsNeither the Hornets nor Taylor has released a statement.

 

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CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 11: Jeffery Taylor #44 of the Charlotte Bobcats tries to get control of the ball against the Orlando Magic during the game at the Time Warner Cable Arena on December 11, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Rex Chapman arrested, accused of stealing $14k in merchandise

Arizona police say former Suns guard stole from store on seven occasions.

      
 

 

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Rex Chapman arrested for stealing $14K in Apple products

Former Phoenix Suns sharpshooter Rex Chapman was arrested in Scottsdale on Friday after a months-long shoplifting spree at a local Apple Store that netted him approximately $14,000 in stolen goods. Chapman’s not-so-inconspicuous trick involved checking out merchandise via an iPhone self-checkout app, but not actually going through with the transaction. After leaving, Chapman would head to a local pawn shop to unload the stolen goods for cash. Employees picked up on the ruse after 1) recognizing Chapman as a former Phoenix Sun, and 2) after enough instances — seven, to be exact — of him walking out with merchandise he’d failed to pay for. Chapman faces nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking in stolen property. Court records also show that this isn’t Chapman’s only pending legal issue. A criminal warrant was issued for his arrest in June after failure to appear in court related to multiple traffic violations. [PhoenixNewTimes] Article found on: Next Impul…

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Rex Chapman Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and Reaction on Former NBA Star

Former NBA star Rex Chapman was arrested in Arizona Friday after allegedly stealing more than $14,000 in products from an Apple Store in Scottsdale, per The Arizona Republic:

Scottsdale police say Chapman is alleged to have stolen items from the Apple Store at the Scottsdale Quarter on seven occasions in recent months.

Apple Store employees told police that Chapman picked up items in the store and made it appear that he was paying for them using a self-checkout system via iPhone app. He would then leave the store without actually paying for the items, they said.

The former Phoenix Suns guard reportedly flipped the stolen merchandise for a profit by selling it at a local pawn shop, according to Scottsdale police spokesman Sgt. Mark Clark. Now Chapman is facing felony charges of trafficking in stolen property (five counts) and organized retail theft (nine counts).

ABC 15 in Phoenix posted his mugshot on Twitter:

Chapman may have gotten away with it had he not been a 12-year veteran of the NBA. The Apple Store employees alerted local authorities after recognizing him from the four years he spent with the Phoenix Suns in the late ’90s.

As ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman pointed out, 2014 hasn’t been the best year for the former ballplayer:

Between 1996 and 2000, Chapman appeared in 224 games for the Suns, averaging 12.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He was most famously the first-ever draft pick for the Charlotte Hornets (now the New Orleans Pelicans) in 1988 after a successful career at Kentucky.

Since retiring as a player, Chapman has worked as a TV analyst and in other basketball-related roles for the Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets.

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Former Washington Bullet Rex Chapman arrested for shoplifting at Apple store

In the ‘Where Are they Now?’ category, former Washington Bullets guard Rex Chapman was arrested in Arizona on charges of theft after allegedly stealing $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store.
MORE: Chapman is alleged to have swiped items through Apples’ self-checkout & then sell them at a pawn shop for cash. pic.twitter.com/0kO6HJkJRI — AZ Family (@azfamily) September 19, 2014
According to ABC15.com, Chapman was charged with nine counts of theft and five counts of trafficking in stolen goods.
Sgt. Mark Clark said Rex Chapman is alleged to have picked up items in the store, located near Scottsdale Road and Greenway, and made it appear that he was paying for the items through the store’s self-checkout. He would then leave the store without actually paying for the items. He reportedly took the items to a local pawn shop and sold the goods for cash.
Chapman, 46, played four of his 12 NBA seasons with the Bullets (now Wizards) from 1991-1995. He had his best statis…

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Greg Oden arrested for allegedly punching woman in face

Greg Oden was arrested early Thursday morning in Lawrence, Ind. after he allegedly punched a female. According to the probable cause affidavit obtained by WTHR, a witness claims to have seen the NBA free agent punch a woman in the face. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations […]

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