Skip to main content

Hamline U. athlete arrested after woman punched

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A Hamline University basketball player has been charged with second-degree assault stemming from a New Year's Eve altercation in Spokane, Wash. A 20-year-old woman says the player punched her in the face, breaking her eye socket and jaw, WXLY in Spokane reported.

Eugene Lawrence appeared Wednesday in a Washington courtroom, and because he has no criminal history, his bail was set at $5,000, the station reported.

It's not clear exactly what led to the confrontation. The woman, Kayla Bray, is a high school friend of Lawrence teammate Tyler Pannell, and Bray and Pannell planned to get together after a game Monday night. At some point, she got into an argument with Lawrence and she says he hit her, knocking her to the ground.

An assistant Hamline coach declined comment, WXLY reported. Lawrence's player profile has been removed from the team roster on its website.

WXLY's report:

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-13 at 1.26.13 PM

Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize

The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Driver killed in ATV crash in Brooklyn Park

The crash occurred in Monroe Park Friday night.

ambulance

Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County

The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.

Jaelyn Campbell

11-year-old girl missing from Mille Lacs County

Jaelyn Campbell was last seen in Onamia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 1.58.08 PM

2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35

The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.

best buy

Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 10.26.20 PM

Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 9.59.07 PM

4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

Minneapolis police

Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

Carson McCoy

Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car

A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.

Mounds view 7 - crime scene

BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021

The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 4.49.22 PM

Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park

Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Related

Dad arrested for allegedly punching son after basketball game

Other adults stepped in after seeing a man reportedly hit his son in the face after his team lost a basketball game at Lakeville South High School in the Twin Cities. The man from Eagan is facing charges for domestic assault.

Naked woman arrested after lying in her front yard

According to a St. Croix Falls police report, the 56-year-old western Wisconsin woman appeared to be intoxicated on her front steps Friday evening. She initially claimed her husband locked her out of the house and decided to get some sun, but later admitted she went out on her own.