Apr 21, 2012 2:19 PM

Former UA basketball player arrested for domestic violence

TUCSON - A former University of Arizona basketball player has been arrested for domestic violence charges, according to the Tucson Police Department.

Jesse Perry, 22, played for the Wildcats during the 2011-2012 basketball season.

The arrest stems from an incident which occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 19.

Tucson Police responded to a local hospital Thursday afternoon after medical staff contacted them to report that an assault victim was being treated for various injuries, Hawke said. Her injuries were obvious, but not life-threatening.

Police say the victim, who previously had a romantic relationship with Perry, was at his apartment near Grant and Los Altos around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Perry and the victim began to argue.

At some point, Perry began to physically assault the victim, Hawke said. She sustained several injuries, but was eventually able to leave with friends.

The University of Arizona Athletics Department helped Tucson Police locate Perry. He turned himself in to police Friday night.

"The Department of Athletics, the President and the Dean of Students office are fully aware of the situation," University of Arizona director of athletics Greg Byrne said. "This matter is in police hands and we will fully cooperate and assist them as needed."

Perry has been charged with 1 count of Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault, a Class 4 Felony.


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