Monday , Mar , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Artest arrested on domestic violence charge

Auburn, CA (Sports Network) – Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest was arrested
and later released on $50,000 bail Monday by the Placer County Sheriff’s
Department following a disturbance at his Loomis home.

Artest arrested on domestic violence charge

According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, a female called 911 at
9:23 a.m. local time, reporting that she had been assaulted by Artest.
Deputies responded and found both parties in the home, but separated. Artest
cooperated during the interview and was booked without incident.

Artest, 27, is scheduled to be arraigned March 22.

In 51 games this season with the Kings, Artest is averaging 18.7 points and
6.6 rebounds.

The troubled forward has had his problems in the past. He was one of the most
fined players in the league until the now infamous brawl at the Palace at
Auburn Hills when he was a member of the Pacers.

Artest ran into the crowd after being hit with a cup and started a melee that
resulted in a year-long suspension.

After being traded to the Kings, Artest had been relatively trouble-free until