Artest suspected of domestic violence

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest was arrested Monday after a woman called 911 from his home saying she had been assaulted. Placer County sheriff’s deputies responded about 9:30 a.m. to Artest’s five-acre estate in the Sacramento suburb of Loomis, where they found a woman who had suffered injuries, officials said. She declined medical attention. Team spokesman Troy Hanson told The Associated Press Artest had not been suspended and still was being paid. Artest, who joined the Kings from the Indiana Pacers in January 2006, has had previous run-ins with police. He was at the center of the Nov. 19, 2004 brawl between Pacers players and Pistons fans at The Palace in Detroit. Just when a confrontation between players appeared over, Artest, lying on the scorer’s table, was hit with a cup filled with an icy beverage. He bolted into the stands in a rage, followed by teammate Stephen Jackson. Artest and teammate Jermaine O’Neal later slugged fans on the court. Two days later, Artest was suspended for the rest of the season – 73 games, plus the playoffs – in a move that cost him almost $5 million. Artest and Jackson were sentenced to one year of probation and 60 hours of community service after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault charges. In January, Artest was released from that probation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Artest, the central figure of the infamous 2004 brawl between Indiana Pacers players and Detroit Pistons fans, was booked into the Placer County Jail and later released on $50,000 bail. Erwin said she could not disclose the woman’s injuries or characterize her relationship with the player. She said Artest was cooperative when deputies arrived at his home. Sheriff’s officials obtained an emergency protective order that prevents Artest from returning to the house or contacting the woman until she can obtain a restraining order, sheriff’s Sgt. Andrew Scott said during an afternoon news conference. He said such action was normal procedure in domestic violence cases. Geoff Petrie, the Kings’ president of basketball operations, said the team was removing Artest from the team, pending a full investigation. “The Kings have excused Ron Artest indefinitely from any further participation with the team due to his arrest today for domestic violence,” Petrie said in a statement. center_img Deputies arrested Artest on suspicion of domestic violence and using force or violence to prevent the woman from reporting a crime, sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin said. “He and the female were in the house and separated,” Erwin said. “The deputies interviewed them and took Mr. Artest into custody.” last_img read more


WATCH: Film follows Mary T of Castle Grove’s success story after Hall of Fame honour

first_imgMary T Sweeney of Castle Grove has shared her life story in a powerful video after receiving the Lifetime Achievement award from the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.The lady of Castle Grove Country House Hotel Mary T was the recipient of the highly coveted Hall of Fame Award at the Letterkenny Business Awards 2017.She shared her extraordinary story of ambition, hard work and success on camera to commemorate the honour, which you can watch below: Video by DNK Media Productions – www.dnkmedia.ie | www.facebook.com/dnkmediaThe special interview with Mary T recalls her Donegal story, how she developed her admirable work ethic through farming and how she refined her career in hospitality across Cork, Dublin and Donegal.The video charts Mary T’s life as she met and married her husband Raymond and had five children. In 1989 they bought Castle Grove Country House outside Letterkenny, and it became one of her great loves. She recalls how she built the house up from a B&B to the highly-regarded venue that she is so proud of today. Letterkenny Business Awards 2017A week on from earning the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, the matriarch is back doing what she does best and making sure guests feel at home at Castle Grove.“People have been wonderful, coming from all over wishing me well and saying congratulations. It’s overwhelming really, because I feel that I was just doing what I enjoyed doing and I was developing a good customer base who are very loyal.“Every single person who came through the door was appreciated and was acknowledged as if it was a visitor to our home,” she told Donegal Woman.Mary T considers her achievement as a triumph for all the staff and family at Castle Grove:“As the saying goes – ‘No man is an island, you’re only as good as your loyal team’. We have had the pleasure of having some of our team for 20 years or more. A lot of credit goes to their hard work and loyalty,” Mary T said.She paid tribute to her friends in farming who have always supported her over the years. “Some of my best friend and most loyal patrons today were people who introduced me all over the county and accepted me with open arms,” Mary T said.Castle Grove is added to the 2018 Blue BookIt has been a month of major milestones for Mary T as Castle Grove was added to the elite Blue Book collection for 2018.Ireland’s Blue Book recognises the finest Irish country house hotels, historic manor houses, castles and restaurants. Just three venues in Donegal are part of the association. Mary T considered this addition as a pinnacle of success of her career.“The Blue Book was the ultimate goal and we are really looking forward to embracing it,” Mary T said. Castle GroveMary’s daughter Karoline also acknowledged the hard-working team behind the residence.“We are the next generation helping mum, who is still the Ambassador. We are nothing without mum, but without our team, we could never have done it. They care about Castle Grove,” Karoline told Donegal Woman.“We are also grateful for our customers’ support – we have customers coming here for 25 years. Those people, and other people they send here, are helping us along the way and they have become family friends,” Karoline said.Christmas celebrations are the next event in store for Castle Grove, where they will be looking back at a momentous year and looking ahead to exciting times to come in 2018.WATCH: Film follows Mary T of Castle Grove’s success story after Hall of Fame honour was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:castle grove country house hotelHall of FameLetterkenny Chamber of Commercelifetime achievementmary t sweeneylast_img read more