Former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones was arrested in Gwinnett County early Christmas Day after he allegedly assaulted his wife, police said.
Officers responded around 1:25 a.m. Tuesday to Jones’ house in the Sugarloaf Country Club near Duluth, “in reference to a domestic dispute involving husband and wife,” Gwinnett police said in a statement. After investigating the incident, police arrested Jones and charged him with battery.
According to an incident report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nicole Jones told officers she and Andruw had hosted a Christmas party Tuesday night and that Jones had consumed several alcoholic beverages.
After the party, she told Jones that they needed to prepare the house for Christmas morning and asked him to help her assemble a computer table, the police report stated.
According to the report, Nicole Jones said Andruw became belligerent as they worked on the desk and grabbed her by the left arm. She pulled away and attempted to go upstairs, according to the report, but Jones grabbed her by the ankle, pulled her down and put his hands around her neck and said, “I want to kill you, I want to [expletive] kill you.”
Read more: Joel Provano, AJC