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Former Arizona basketball player Jesse Perry faces felony domestic violence assault charge

Former Arizona Wildcats basketball player Jesse Perry has been charged with domestic violence aggravated assault, a Class 4 felony, according to the Tucson Police Department.

The charge stems from an incident at Perry’s apartment in the early morning hours of Thursday. The victim, who had a previous romantic relationship with Perry according to the police report, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries, and officers were notified.

According to the news release, “The University of Arizona Athletics Department provided assistance in locating Mr. Perry and facilitating him turning himself in to authorities on the evening of April 20, 2012.”

Athletic director Greg Byrne released a statement Saturday morning:

“The Department of Athletics, the President and the Dean of Students office are fully aware of the situation. This matter is in police hands and we will fully cooperate and assist them as needed. At this point we will have no further comment.”

Perry, 22, completed his eligibility in March. He started all 35 games this season, often playing as an undersized center (6-7, 217). He averaged 12.2 points and 7.5 rebounds.

Perry, from St. Louis, arrived at Arizona for the 2010-11 season after transferring from John A. Logan Community College in Illinois. He started 25 games as a junior, averaging 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds.

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