The arrest happened way back on Halloween, but the Maui Police Department just announced that they arrested Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes at the Four Seasons Wailea for alleged spousal abuse. Here’s the MPD news release on Reyes:
On 10/31/15 at about 2:22 p.m., Mr. Jose Reyes (32), of Old Brookville, New York; was arrested and charged for Abuse of a Family and/or Household Member.
Mr. Reyes arrest stemmed from an incident that was reported at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea, Maui. Mr. Reyes and his wife were involved in an argument that turned physical and resulted in injuries. Mrs. Reyes was treated by medics at the scene and later transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment.
Mr. Reyes was issued a Warning Citation to not have any contact with his wife for three (3) days.
Mr. Reyes posted $1,000.00 bail and was released.
The MPD news release is short on details, but Hawaii News Now is reporting that Reyes “and his wife, Katherine, were allegedly arguing in their Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea room that afternoon.” Hawaii News Now is further reporting that Reyes’ wife apparently “told responding officers that Reyes grabbed her off the bed and shoved her. Sources say she also told police that he grabbed her throat and shoved her into the sliding glass balcony door.”
In any case, here’s the Colorado Rockies’ official statement on Reyes’ arrest:
Colorado Rockies statement regarding Jose Reyes: pic.twitter.com/bCeMxRzune
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) November 10, 2015
CBS Sports is also reporting that because Major League Baseball instituted a new domestic violence policy earlier this year, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred can discipline Reyes. Here’s MLB’s statement on Reyes, as posted by CBS Sports:
As evidenced by our Joint Domestic Violence Policy, Major League Baseball understands the seriousness of the issues surrounding domestic violence, and our Policy explicitly recognizes the harm resulting from such acts. Consistent with the terms of this Policy, the Commissioner’s Office already has begun its investigation into the facts and circumstances. Any action taken by the Commissioner’s Office in this matter will be wholly in accordance with this Policy.
Crappy booking photo of Jose Reyes courtesy Maui PD