Cyrus Jones Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones was arrested late Tuesday night on two counts of third-degree domestic violence.
Jones, a rising senior, was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail early Wednesday morning on one count of third-degree domestic violence/harassment and one count of third-degree domestic violence/criminal mischief, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s arrest database. Both charges are Class A misdemeanors.
According to a Tuscaloosa Police Department news release, officers arrested Jones at the 800 Block of 31st Street Tuesday night after it was determined he had damaged a 22-year-old female’s cell phone and “threatened to assault her in front of a witness.”
Jones, a 21-year-old Baltimore native, was being held on a mandatory 12-hour domestic violence hold on $1,000 bond.
"We don’t ever condone any behavior that shows any kind of disrespect," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. "There was no physical contact in this situation. Once we get the facts, we will take the necessary steps to correct this behavior in the future."
The 5-foot-10 Jones, who started all 14 games last season, did not participate in Alabama’s spring workouts after undergoing a torn labrum in his hip this offseason. He had 46 tackles, three interceptions and a team-best 13 pass breakups in 2014.
Jones is the fourth Alabama arrested this spring, fifth since January and third overall on domestic violence charges this offseason. Defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor and linebacker Ryan Anderson, the two other Crimson Tide players arrested on domestic violence charges, were also charged with third-degree offenses. Taylor was quickly dismissed from the team following his arrest in late March.
Here is the release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department: