Memphis Grizzlies power forward James Johnson was arrested on Saturday morning following an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, according to Fox 13 Memphis’ Peter Fleischer.
James Johnson was arrested for domestic assault. His wife told police that he struck her open handed and choked her. pic.twitter.com/pDN57Ns0Of
— Peter Fleischer (@Peter_Fleischer) June 7, 2014
According to reports, the couple got into some type of altercation as they were leaving Beale Street around 2 am. Johnson’s wife called police after she say he hit her in the face and choked her.
Johnson also allegedly punched a hole in their bathroom door, which is where she was waiting while holding their child when he finally burst through the door.
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. Johnson is currently an unrestricted free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies.