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James Saxon, assistant coach for Arizona Cardinals, facing two domestic battery charges stemming from alleged incident in May

James Saxon, assistant coach for Arizona Cardinals, facing two domestic battery charges stemming from alleged incident in May

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals managing backs mentor James Saxon was charged with two counts of domestic battery, such as a Stage 6 felony for allegedly assaulting a woman in entrance of a baby younger than 16 a long time aged, on May well 25 in Indianapolis.

The expenses stem from an alleged incident on May possibly 7 that started off with an argument at an Indianapolis-spot Costco and ongoing at the home of the girl, in accordance to the probable induce affidavit.

Saxon’s scenario is in a holding pattern till Aug. 25, when an attorney conference is scheduled and a trial date could be established.

The Stage 6 felony charge (the the very least severe in Indiana) arrives with a sentence assortment of six months to a 2.5 a long time in jail and a likely good of up to $10,000. The other cost, a Class A misdemeanor, has a sentencing assortment of up to a yr in jail and a probable great of up to $5,000.

Saxon has continued to coach for the Cardinals, who opened education camp on July 26.

The group stated Thursday it is looking into the matter.

A warrant was issued for Saxon’s arrest on May 25 but was recalled on June 8, according to court docket documents. Saxon posted a $2,000 bond, according to court docket data. A week afterwards, on June 15, a restraining buy was issued through an preliminary listening to and Saxon was equipped with a GPS monitoring device, while it was taken off on July 21 against the state’s objections, in accordance to court documents.

Saxon is accused of assaulting the female in entrance of two little ones, through an argument at the dwelling that she shares with her mom. According to her account in the probable lead to affidavit, Saxon pushed her continuously, which include a person time that brought on her to fall into the garage doorway. At 1 stage all through the argument, the woman alleged that James yelled at her, “You obtained your gun? You may possibly as effectively just shoot me now!”

Saxon was hired by Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury on Feb. 6, 2019. He’s been an assistant coach for 23 seasons and was an NFL participant for 8 several years, actively playing for a few teams, the Kansas Town Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles.