FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - A Wright State University basketball player appeared in Fairborn Municipal Court Monday to hear four charges stemming from a weekend altercation.
Tavares C. Sledge was arraigned on charges of domestic violence, child endangering, resisting arrest and obstructing justice. Court records show he posted bond and was released from custody.
Fairborn Police were called to an apartment on Orville Street around 5 p.m. Saturday in response to a disturbance.
According to a Wright State University Police report, Sledge is accused of hitting a woman in the face. When police arrived, they say Sledge locked himself in a car, forcing officers to break out the window in order to take him into custody.
Sledge, who is listed as a 6’-9” Forward on the WSU athletics website, was ordered not to contact the woman until his next hearing.
The report indicates the two began arguing after purchasing tickets to see the circus.
Wright State officials suspended Sledge from the team upon learning of the incident.
“We were made aware that Tavares Sledge was arrested following an incident Saturday evening, and he was immediately suspended indefinitely,” WSU head coach Billy Donlon said. “These are very serious allegations, but it would be inappropriate to have any further comment until the judicial process has run its course.”
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