NBA Star Ty Lawson & Pregnant Girlfriend Arrested After Domestic Violence Incident
Ty Lawson and his pregnant girlfriend, Ashley Pettiford aka Ashley King from Bad Girls Club, have joint mug shots. This is not the best of looks for the NBA star who was arrested and released on bond over a domestic violence incident.
Pettiford was also arrested and the details surrounding this case are ugly.
According to the report, police were called to Lawson's Denver home around 9AM Saturday morning in response to a report of a domestic argument involving Lawson and his gf Ashley Pettiford -- aka Ashley King from "Bad Girls Club" -- who is six months pregnant.
When they arrived, Pettiford was crying, and explained that she and Lawson had been arguing because she overheard him talking to another woman on his phone the night before.
She told police she tried to pack her things to leave Lawson because she'd had enough, but he stopped her and pushed her onto their bed. She says she responded by throwing his phone and breaking it. Lawson then allegedly grabbed her phone and dunked it under water.
Pettiford said she knew her baby was okay despite the incident because she felt it moving afterward, but Lawson was still placed under arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, as well as criminal mischief (for throwing Pettiford's phone) and harassment.
Pettiford was arrested for criminal mischief (for destroying Lawson's phone) and domestic violence. They have both since been released on $1,000 bond.
Lawson's team, the Denver Nuggets, are aware of the incident but are waiting for the case to play out in court before dealing out any reprimand or punishment.
Lawson signed signed a four-year contract extension with the team late last year and averaged 16.7 points and 6.9 assists during the season.