Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins may face jail time or a different sentence after threatening his girlfriend Christy West. There’s an arrest warrant issued for Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
Christy is mom of his 7-year-old son. She filed a police report Friday, about two hours after Cousins allegedly threatened to “put a bullet” in her head. Christy recorded the conversation, and delivered a copy to the Mobile (Alabama) police department.
police spokesperson Charlette M. Solis said “an arrest warrant has been issued.”
The third-degree harassing communications charge was listed on the Mobile municipal
“Yes, a warrant has been signed,” Cousins’ ex-girlfriend told USA TODAY Sports in a text message Thursday.
Mary Kristen Galanos isn’t involved in the case, but said that a suspect is
subject to arrest in Alabama.
“They aren’t going (to) send a SWAT team out for him,” said
Galanos of Shane A. Taylor & Associates. “What usually happens is that the
person is picked up on a routine traffic stop.”
that the investigation has garnered so much interest these days, and Cousins’ attorney is expected to set up time for Cousins to
turn himself in to police. He would
be processed and released. Cousins’ charge is a Class A misdemeanor, and he may
face a maximum of a year in jail.
Galanos, Cousins won’t
serve much if any jail time if found
guilty or if he decides
to take a plea in the case.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Tuesday that the
league is “investigating the allegations.”
“We are aware of the allegation involving DeMarcus
Cousins and, of course, take this claim seriously,” the Lakers said in a their statement Tuesday.
“We are in the process of gathering information and will reserve further
comment at this time.”
29-year-old missed most of the 2018-19 season as he was recovering from the
Achilles injury he suffered in January 2018. Cousins suffered a terrible quadriceps injury
during the Golden State Warriors’ playoff run. He’s now a member of the Los
Angeles Lakers family.
this case end?