Marcell Ozuna of the Atlanta Braves was detained on domestic abuse charges Saturday after cops entered his house and saw him choking his wife and throwing her against a wall.
As per the Police Department of Sandy Springs, Georgia, 30 years old, Marcell Ozuna was charged with severe violence by strangulation and battery under the act of Domestic Violence.
Police responded to a 911 call from Ozuna’s household just after midday on Saturday. When cops arrived, the front door of the residence was open and they could hear shouting and crying from inside, according to authorities.
The police said that in light of the known circumstances, officers entered the apartment via the front door and saw the suspect seizing the victim by her neck and slamming her against a wall.
According to authorities, Ozuna’s wife had obvious injuries but rejected medical attention.
Along with being strangled, police claimed Ozuna struck his wife with his arm, which is presently in a cast.
The outfielder fractured his middle and ring fingers early this week and is likely to miss around six weeks, according to the Braves.
According to court documents, he is being detained at the Fulton County Jail.
He is on the 10-day injury list at the moment. This weekend, the Braves will face the New York Mets.
Ozuna throughout the season had been struggling prior to the injury.
Ozuna finished sixth in last year’s shortened season’s MVP vote. He led the National League in home runs and RBIs with 18 and 56, respectively.
He was also named to the 2016 and 2017 All-Star teams while playing with the Miami Marlins.