Fmr. UK player DeAndre Liggins jailed on domestic assault charge

Fmr. UK player DeAndre Liggins jailed on domestic assault charge

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 21: DeAndre Liggins #25 of the Oklahoma City Thunder high fives fans as he runs out onto the court before Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 21, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder defeated the Rockets 120-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by CNN

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 1 at 9:32 PM

(CNN) -- Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins was in jail early Sunday morning on charges of domestic abuse.

Liggins, 25, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Saturday night where he's being held on an $8,000 bond.

According to jail records, authorities charged Liggins with domestic abuse in the presence of a minor child -- a felony.

No additional details were immediately available. But police told CNN affiliate KOCO, that the victim is believed to be Liggins' girlfriend.

In a statement to NewsOK.com, the team said it was aware of the arrest.

"We are aware of the situation and take this matter seriously," the statement read. "We are in the process of gathering more information and have no further comment at this time."

Liggins was signed by the Thunder last year after playing his rookie season with the Orlando Magic. He has averaged 1.6 points and 7.2 minutes a game for his career, and has been used almost exclusively as a substitute.

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