October 23, 2014

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Former Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger arrested on domestic violence charges

Jared Sullinger

Jared Sullinger

WALTHAM, Mass. — Massachusetts prosecutors say Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has been arrested on domestic violence-related charges.

A spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney’s office says Sullinger is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Waltham.

Police say officers were called to Sullinger’s residence on Saturday evening for a domestic assault call. Police described the alleged victim as his girlfriend.

Sullinger was not at the home by the time they arrived and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He turned himself in at about 6 a.m. Tuesday and was booked on charges of assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and witness intimidation.

It was not immediately clear who is lawyer is.

Sullinger was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft. He averaged six points and almost six rebounds per game in 45 games as a rookie last season. Sullinger played two years for Ohio State, where he averaged 17.5 points per game in the 2011-12 season.