Matt Barnes booked on domestic violence chargePosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports:
Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, Sacramento County authorities said Wednesday.
Deputies arrested Barnes after responding to what was termed an incomplete 911 call from a residence around 4:16 p.m., according to sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran.
Deputies found Barnes and a woman both with visible injuries, but took Barnes into custody after determining he had been the primary aggressor, said Curran.
The name of the woman was not released, but she was described as “a woman who lived with him and with whom he had a dating relationship.”
Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reports (via blog):
The woman would presumably be Gloria Govan, whose wedding to Barnes in Santa Barbara was recently called off although the two told VIBE they were continuing their relationship and would appear again on VH-1’s reality TV show “Basketball Wives.” The two have twin boys together.
Police said Barnes, 30, and the woman both suffered visible injuries and Barnes prevented her from completing a 911 call, prompting investigation. Barnes was therefore also charged with maliciously obstructing the use of a telephone line. Barnes is scheduled to appear in court Monday.