Jaxson Hayes Charged With 12 Misdemeanors

Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes has been charged with 12 misdemeanors in Los Angeles related to a domestic incident last summer, TMZ reports.

The charges lodged by the city attorney in Los Angeles County against Hayes include – but are not limited to – inflicting corporal injury (domestic violence charge), destroying property, use of force, resisting a police officer, and using force and violence against an LAPD member.

Hayes was originally charged with a felony after the July incident and was held on $25K bond. The incident occurred after police were called to a home where Hayes was staying due to a domestic disturbance. Hayes allegedly tried to prevent law enforcement from entering the home and the confrontation became so heated that a Taser was used on Hayes. Hayes was taken to a hospital to treat minor injuries and an officer also sought medical treatment.

Hayes apparently pushed the officer into a wall, causing an arm injury to the policeman.

During the arrest, Hayes claimed he couldn’t breathe. A probe within the LAPD was launched regarding that claim but the results are unknown, according to the TMZ report.

Hayes, the eighth pick in the 2019 draft, was out of the Pelicans’ rotation for a portion of this season but has appeared regularly since late December. He’s averaging 6.8 PPG and 3.4 RPG in 33 games off the bench.

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