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Bills linebacker Von Miller has turned himself in after police issued an arrest warrant over accusations that he ‘put his hands around his pregnant girlfriend’s neck, shoved her and pulled her hair.’
A spokesperson for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that the 34-year-old, NFL veteran was booked at the Glenn Heights Police Department in Glenn Heights, Texas, at around 4 p.m. (C.T.) on Thursday.
He faces a felony charge of assault on a pregnant person.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, police say the incident initially started at Miller’s apartment in the Dallas-Forth Worth area at roughly 10:40 a.m., Wednesday, when he and his girlfriend argued over their travel plans for this upcoming weekend.
The woman became upset during the altercation, left the bedroom and walked into the home’s office, closing the door fling shut behind her, docs further state. That’s when Miller grew ‘visibly angry’.
Von Miller turned himself in at the Glenn Heights Police Dept. in Glenn Heights, TX, Thursday
Authorities then say in the documents that Miller managed to enter the office room, demanding for his girlfriend to leave the apartment.
The woman, according to documents, said she acted in according with his request, but wanted to grab a few of her belongings, like a laptop and some cell phones, prior to her departure from the residence as ‘they were both cohabitants of the unit.’
That’s when Miller, however, allegedly became violent.
Officials say in their report that the victim alleged the Bills player of walking up to her while she was still collecting her things, and repeatedly shoved and pushed her.
‘While the altercation was going on,’ officers wrote in the warrant, Miller’s girlfriend ‘kept yelling ”Stop I’m pregnant.”’
She further told authorities that Miller eventually pushed her onto a chair, prior to putting a hand on her and applying pressure to her neck ‘for 3 to 5 seconds before letting go.’
The woman reported the pain to police but did ‘not have difficulty breathing’, docs obtained by TMZ narrated.
Miller then allegedly threw his girlfriend’s laptop on the group before stomping on it. Officials said in their report that when the woman went to get her personal device, Miller then ‘pulled her by her hair, ultimately pulling a chunk of hair out and causing her to fall to the ground’.
The woman also told police that she was later pushed onto a couch by Miller, before he ‘placed pressure her neck with both hands, again causing pain but no difficulty breathing,’ according to documents.
‘When [the woman] got up she stated to [Miller] she was going to call for police, resulting in [Miller] leaving the residence,’ officials reported in the documents.
According to the arrest warrant, when authorities arrived at the scene, the woman, who claims to be six weeks pregnant, had abrasions on her left hand, and bruises on her neck, abdomen and left bicep.
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