NBA Player Darren Collison Faces 2 Charges in Domestic Violence Arrest
After an arrest in May, Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison was charged Friday (June 17) with two misdemeanor domestic violence counts, reports ESPN.
The 28-year-old NBA player was charged with one count of domestic violence causing injury and one count of domestic battery of a spouse. He also was charged with one count of driving on a suspended license in a separate incident.
Collison was arrested on May 30, after deputies responded to a report of a woman being assaulted inside a Northern California home and found the woman visibly injured.
Since the arrest, the DA's office reviewed the 911 call made by the woman and photographs of her injuries, as well as other evidence, concluding that he could be officially charged in the incident. "The lack of any prior criminal history of Mr. Collision and the fact the injuries suffered by the [accuser], while concerning, required little if any medical attention, dictate this case be charged as a misdemeanor," officials said in the news release.
Collison faces up to a year in county jail if convicted, and is due back in court for his arraignment July 11.
The identity of the woman has not been revealed.