Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) - Jesse Perry, who started all 35 games at forward
for Arizona this past season, was charged with a felony in connection with an
alleged assault on a former romantic acquaintance.
The 22-year-old senior turned himself in Friday night, Tucson police said in a
Perry was charged with one count of domestic violence aggravated assault, a
felony, after police learned the alleged victim had had a previous romantic
relationship with him.
An adult female who was taken to an area hospital for treatment of various
injuries, then released, told medical staff she had been hurt in an assault.
Officers investigating the incident learned she had been at Perry's apartment
late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, at which point a verbal
argument took place.
At some point, according to police, Perry began to physically assault the
victim, who sustained several injuries but was able to leave with friends.
The Arizona athletics department assisted in locating Perry and getting him to
turn himself in, police said.
Perry, of St. Louis, Missouri, finished third on the team in scoring this past
season with 12.2 points per game and second in rebounds at 7.5.
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