BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – UAB senior point guard Chad Frazier was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree domestic violence stemming from an incident in April.
Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards says the incident happened on April 17. Edwards says the victim got into an altercation with Frazier that escalated. Frazier allegedly lost control and threw a laptop into the room where the victim was located.
Edwards says Frazier became angrier when the victim tried to calm him down. The victim says Frazier became violent and pushed her into a bookshelf in the bedroom and later tried to pin her to the ground, where she says Frazier hit her several times with his closed fist while pushing down to the ground with his hands on her upper chest.
Edwards says the victim claimed she bit Frazier twice on the left arm and tried to kick him in the genitals several times in self-defense while he was on top of her. The officer who responded to the incident saw several bruises on the victim’s upper arms, redness on her left cheek area and small scratches on her left knee.
Frazier was released from the Birmingham City Jail on $1,000 bond.
“I am aware of the allegations regarding Chad Frazier. Once the process is complete and all the details are available, we will handle the outcome appropriately. With this being an ongoing situation, we will not be able to comment any further at this time,” UAB men’s basketball head coach Jerod Haase said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.
Frazier, a Charlotte, N.C. native, averaged 17.7 points during the 2013-2014 season.
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