Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com reports that yesterday Baylor basketball star LaceDarius Dunn turned himself into Waco authorities after being charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly punching his girlfriend, Lacharlesia Edwards, in the face and breaking her jaw.
The student BAYLOR LARIAT has details on the altercation from the arrest affidavit, which included emergency surgery for Edwards:
On Sept. 27 officers were called to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center to investigate an assault. A woman was suffering from a broken jaw, according to a public information release from Waco police.
The victim was suffering from two fractures to her jaw, according the arrest warrant affidavit. The fractures were described as a left mandibular angle fracture and right mandibular body fracture.
Emergency corrective surgery was completed to fix the victim’s jaw. An eight-hole plate with eight screws was used to repair the left side fracture and a six-hole plate with six screws was used to repair the right side fracture.
Louis Ojeda Jr. and John Cuoco of KXXV-TV in Waco added of the same arrest affidavit:
According to the arrest affidavit, she was spitting blood and couldn’t move her mouth. Emergency surgery was performed and two metal plates were inserted to stabilize her jaw.
Chuck Carlton of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS also noted that authorities claimed in the arrest affidavit that Edwards told attending police officers that Dunn had assaulted her:
According to the police report, she told officers that she and Dunn had gotten into an argument when Dunn allegedly punched her in the face.
Despite the report from Waco police, the alleged victim’s father Charles Edwards told Goodman that the incident was one, big misunderstanding and that Dunn had “accidentally” broken his daughter’s jaw.
“She said it was an accident,” Charles Edwards told FOXSports.com. “She said she sneaked up on him in the dark and he hit her by mistake. It wasn’t a fight at all.”
Waco authorities apparently didn’t agree with Charles Edwards’s assessment, yesterday charging Dunn with felony aggravated assault and imposing $12,500 bond.
Today, alleged victim Edwards, who has a three-year-old child with Dunn, released a statement claiming she was never struck by Dunn, accident or otherwise, and did not have a broken jaw - as reported in the police affidavit: Read more…