By Victor Trammell
Lawson, 25, was arrested along with his girlfriend, Ashley Nicole Pettiford, 24. Pettiford stars on the reality TV show “Bad Girls Club.” According to local Denver news channel ABC7, police were called to Lawson’s house near the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Wabash Street in Denver.
There was allegedly loud yelling and cursing coming from the house before officers arrived at the scene. Both Lawson and Pettiford’s cell phones were also damaged in the alleged dispute. When officers heard each side of the story, they decided that both parties were at fault and placed Lawson and Pettiford under arrest.
Lawson was charged with harassment and criminal mischief. Pettiford was charged with criminal mischief and domestic violence. All of Lawson and his girlfriend’s charges are misdemeanors.
Court records on this case reveal that Lawson and Pettiford have mandatory protection orders against them. Both Lawson and Pettiford have been ordered by the court to avoid contact with each other.
After being arrested and booked on the charges, Lawson and Pettiford were released from jail after posting bonds for $1,000. The Denver Nuggets NBA franchise released a statement expressing their displeasure over this latest incident of player misconduct. In a statement, Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said:
“We are fully aware of an incident involving Ty Lawson over the weekend. Per team policy and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.” (ABC 7, Denver)
In October 2012, Lawson was awarded a four-year contract extension worth $48 million, according to ESPN. Lawson also led the Nuggets in scoring last season. He has been in the NBA for four seasons and was selected 18th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft.