Boston Celtics Forward Jared Sullinger has been arrested after turning himself in, after a warrant for his arrest was issued, Massachusetts prosecutors say. Sullinger, 21, pleaded not guilty in Waltham District Court to charges of assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, and destruction of personal property stemming from the alleged violent incident involving Sullinger and his girlfriend, according to The Boston Globe.
Authorities were called to Sullinger’s home on Saturday evening on a domestic assault call. Police described the alleged victim as his girlfriend.
A spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney’s office says Sullinger is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Waltham on domestic violence-related charges.
Sullinger was not at the home when police arrived and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He turned himself in approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday and was booked on charges of assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation.
The Celtic was the 21st pick in the 2012 draft, but played in only 45 games his rookie year, due to back surgery that ended his season early.