Marcell Ozuna
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Outfielder Marcell Ozuna Arrested for Domestic Violence

Earlier this evening, Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested on domestic violence charges. Sandy Springs police officers witnessed the violent acts as they occurred, as indicated in their press release:

Earlier today at 12:26 PM, Sandy Springs Police Officers received a 911 call requesting they respond to a residence on Windsor Cove regarding an assault in progress. As Officers arrived to the home, they heard screaming coming from inside and noticed the front door wide open. Due to the exigency of the known facts, Officers entered the residence through the front door and witnessed the suspect grabbing the victim by the neck and throwing her against a wall. Officers were able to immediately take the suspect into custody without further incident. In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury. Preliminary investigation has revealed this incident to be domestic related between the suspect and his wife, both residents of the Windsor Cove home.

Sandy Springs Police Department

The authorities go on to identify Marcell Ozuna as the perpetrator and state that he was charged with 1) Aggravated Assault by Strangulation and 2) Battery.

Atlanta Braves Statement

The Atlanta Braves released a statement on social media following the incident:

Major League Baseball has yet to comment on the situation. ESPN’s Jeff Passan confirmed Ozuna’s arrest and reported that MLB will open their own investigation into the matter.

Ozuna has been on the Injured List since Friday and did not travel with the team to face the Mets this weekend.


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