More details have been released in the Mike Haywood incident from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The paper sheds some light on why the physical altercation apparently took place:
Mr. Haywood was charged with domestic battery and lodged in the St. Joseph County, Ind. jail after the incident, which began unfolding about 2:30 p.m. central time at his home on Hawthorne Meadow Drive in South Bend. Officers were called there for a “domestic violence situation” in which the woman said Mr. Haywood had choked and assaulted her, Assistant police chief William Redman said.
When officers had separated her from Mr. Haywood, she told them she was “trying to leave the house with the child and he didn’t want her to leave,” Mr. Redman said. “Thats when the verbal turned physical.”
He wouldn’t disclose the woman’s name but described her as a “girlfriend.” He wasn’t sure if she had been living in the home with Mr. Haywood.
“What their relationship is is kind of unclear right now,” he said.
Haywood is being held at the jail because state law prohibits him from being released until his arraignment. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday at 1:30 p.m. after the New Year.
Pitt has also declined comment until more details are known.