2:05 PM PT -- 5/31 -- Ozuna's been granted a $20k bond and is expected to be released from jail later Monday. He's also been ordered to stay away from his wife, and attorneys for the couple stated in court that they're in the process of divorce.
8:45 PM PT -- Sandy Springs PD tells TMZ Sports they witnessed Marcell Ozuna grab his wife by the neck and slam her into a wall -- in addition to striking her with his injured arm.
It’s all part of a bombshell statement issued by the Sandy Springs PD, which confirms the alleged victim is, in fact, Ozuna’s wife
And, then add: Here is the statement from the police, in full.
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 open 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.
The suspect, Marcell Ozuna was arrested and has been charged with the following:
- Aggravated Assault by Strangulation under the Domestic Violence Act
- Battery under the Domestic Violence Act
The victim did have visible injuries, but was not transported to the hospital.
The suspect has been booked into the Fulton County Jail on the above charges and is awaiting prosecution.
Atlanta Braves star Marcell Ozuna was arrested for domestic violence on Saturday ... and is currently sitting in county jail in Georgia.
The 30-year-old outfielder was arrested by Sandy Springs PD (GA) and booked into Fulton County Jail (GA) earlier today for "Aggravated Assault Strangulation" and Battery on a family member, according to jail records.
The records indicate the alleged incident occurred on Saturday. The alleged victim is not identified.
The 2x All-Star -- who was placed on the IL after mangling his fingers at a play at 3rd base earlier this week -- is listed at 6'2", 237 lbs., per jail records.
The Braves -- who signed Ozuna to a 4-year, $65 million deal in 2020 -- issued a statement addressing the arrest.
"We learned of Marcell Ozuna's arrest earlier this evening and immediately informed the commissioner's office. The Braves fully support Major League Baseball's policy on domestic violence which stresses to the fullest that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in any form," the Braves said.
"Until the investigation is completed, we will have no further comment and all inquiries into the matter should be referred to the office of the commissioner."
FYI, Genesis Ozuna, Marcell's wife, was arrested in June 2020 for allegedly hitting the MLB star in the face with a soap dish.
Originally Published -- 5/29 7:54 PM PT