Pheonix Police confirmed Wednesday evening that Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on charges that include aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911. While initially the sole victim was thought to be Dwyer’s wife, according to a report from the Associated Press, officers have identified the victims as including both a woman and an 18-month-old child.
One of the domestic violence counts has been listed as “aggravated assault causing a fracture” against a 27-year-old woman on July 21.
The AP elaborates on the July incident:
Neighbors heard a fight and called police, who showed up at the residence. Police Sgt. Trent Crump said Dwyer hid in the bathroom until police left. The next day, Crump said Dwyer snatched the woman’s cellphone and threw it from the second floor of their home to prevent her from calling police about another dispute.
The woman came forward last week, providing police with information about her injuries and text messages that indicated Dwyer “was going to harm himself because of what had been going on,” police said.
According to Wikipedia, Dwyer is married to Kayla Dwyer the two have a young son named Jonathan Dwyer, Jr., a.k.a. “JJ”.
The Cardinals team is said to be cooperating with the investigation and has suspended Dwyer from all team activity, including, presumably, this weekend’s home game against the San Francisco 49ers.
The team released the following statement:
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 17, 2014
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