Ex-Braves player Jones accused of dragging wife
The wife of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones accused him
of dragging her down a staircase, grabbing her neck and saying
wanted to kill her, according to police records.
A police report obtained by The Associated Press said the fight
happened around 1:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, after Nicole Jones
asked her husband to help her prepare their suburban Atlanta home
for Christmas morning.
Andruw Jones was free on bond after his arrest on a battery
charge, according to Gwinnett County Jail records. It wasn’t known
Wednesday whether he has an attorney.
Nicole Jones told officers that she tried to escape upstairs,
but her husband grabbed her by the ankle and dragged her down some
stairs, got on top of her and said, ”I want to kill you,”
according to the report.
”Due to Andruw’s level of intoxication, Nicole said that she
was able to push him back and move away from him,” the report
states. Nicole Jones then went to her parents’ house.
Police said they found injuries on her neck, which they
photographed for evidence.
When officers arrived at the Jones residence in the Sugarloaf
Country Club in Duluth, they said he appeared confused about what
”We entered into the bedroom and announced `Gwinnett County
police,”’ an officer wrote in the report.
”Andruw did not respond and it appeared as though he was passed
out in his clothes,” the officer wrote. ”I touched Andruw on the
arm and said `Gwinnett County police, Andruw, we need to speak with
you.’ Andruw woke up and appeared dazed. He appeared heavily
intoxicated and confused about why officers were standing in his