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Domestic violence charges filed against Kings’ Darren Collison

Darren Collison
Darren Collison

Domestic violence charges were filed Friday against Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison.

The charges are related to a May 30 incident in which Collison, 29, was arrested at his Granite Bay home, according to a Placer County District Attorney’s Office news release.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office submitted the initial reports to the District Attorney’s Office June 1. The DA’s Office also requested and received photographs of the victim’s injuries and a copy of the 911 call made by the victim May 30. After reviewing the evidence, the District Attorney’s Office concluded there was sufficient evidence to file a criminal case against Collison, according to the news release.

Because Collison lacks a prior criminal history and the injuries suffered required little, if any, medical attention, the case is being charged as a misdemeanor, officials said. Collison has been charged with one count of domestic violence causing injury and one count of domestic battery. He also is charged with one count of driving on a suspended license regarding his failure to appear April 21 in relation to a separate incident.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies were sent to a home on Oakbrooke Court in Granite Bay about 1 a.m. May 30 after a woman reported being assaulted there. Deputies said the woman had visible injuries and they arrested Collison.

Collison is to be arraigned July 11 in Placer Superior Court. He is out of custody after posting $55,000 bail.

If convicted, Collison faces up to one year in county jail, as well as other terms and conditions, such as a one-year batterer’s treatment program, officials said.

The District Attorney’s Office said it has received and refused requests to discuss Collison’s case from representatives of Collison, the NBA and the media.

“Our ethical guidelines do not allow us to disclose facts and details of the case outside the legal process and the courtroom,” the news release states.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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