Atlanta Braves Outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested today in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs on charges of Aggravated Assault by Strangulation – Misdemeanor Battery and Family Violence. Sandy Springs Police identified the victim as Ozuna’s wife, Genesis Guzman. 

The Braves outfielder returned to Georgia after fracturing two fingers sliding into third base Tuesday night against the Red Sox. The team is currently in New York facing the Mets. Ozuna is currently being held in custody. 

Statements made

Sandy Springs Police department released this press statement shortly after midnight 

“Earlier today at 12:26 PM, Sandy Springs Police Officers received a 911 call requesting they respond to a residence on Windsor Cove regarding an assault in progress. As Officers arrived to the home, they heard screaming coming from inside and noticed the front door wide open. Due to the exigency of the known facts, Officers entered the residence through the front door and witnessed the suspect grabbing the victim by the neck and throwing her against a wall. Officers were able to immediately take the suspect into custody without further incident. In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury. Preliminary investigation has revealed this incident to be domestic-related between the suspect and his wife, both residents of the Windsor Cove home.

The suspect, Marcell Ozuna was arrested and has been charged with the following:

  • Aggravated Assault by Strangulation under the Domestic Violence Act
  • Battery under the Domestic Violence Act

The victim did have visible injuries but was not transported to the hospital.

The suspect has been booked into the Fulton County Jail on the above charges and is awaiting prosecution.” 

The Braves organization also made a statement earlier tonight: 

The Police also stated that “Guzman had visible injuries but was not taken to the hospital”, Ozuna and Guzman have three children, a daughter, and two sons. There was no mention of the children in the police report.

National Domestic Violence hotline: 1.800.799.7233

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