Utah Jazz Center Al Jefferson’s Girlfriend Shirley Lewis Arrested For Domestic Assault

The girlfriend of Utah Jazz player Al Jefferson was arrested on Thursday night and charged with assault after allegedly hitting and biting the 6-10, 280 pound center.

According to a probable cause statement, a verbal argument at Jefferson’s Cottonwood Heights home between Lewis, 38, and Jefferson, 26, escalated to violence when she allegedly hit him and bit him on the back. Two children were present at the time, police say.

“The police department was called to a residence [Thursday] night on a report of domestic violence,” said Cottonwood Heights Sgt. Dan Bartlett. “Officers arrived and determined that domestic violence was in fact committed and arrested a female.”

Lewis is 5’7 and weighs 170 pounds. She was taken into custody Thursday night and bailed out a short time after. Ms. Lewis failed to show up for her arraignment this morning at 10:00 AM.

If it was Jefferson that phoned the police, it was a smart move. No one should be striking their mate, especially with children in the vicinity. If it was just an argument that got out of hand, the arrest is a great lesson that certain situations can lead you down a path that can be filled with more problems than whatever you were having a disagreement over. 

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