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Police issue arrest warrant for DeMarcus Cousins on misdemeanor domestic violence charge

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Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is being sought on an arrest warrant in Mobile, Alabama for domestic violence allegations.

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Police in Mobile, Alabama are seeking to arrest Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge over threats he allegedly made towards his ex girlfriend, according to multiple reports.

A.J. Perez of USA Today first broke the news of the arrest warrant.

Mobile police spokesperson Charlette M. Solis told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday that “an arrest warrant has been issued.” The third-degree harassing communications charge was listed on the Mobile municipal court website, although no other information was provided.

“Yes, a warrant has been signed,” Cousins’ ex-girlfriend told USA TODAY Sports in a text message Thursday.

Earlier this week, TMZ reported that Cousins allegedly threatened to kill his former girlfriend during a phone call on Aug. 23. TMZ posted audio which they say is Cousins speaking to her.

ESPN reports that Cousins’ former girlfriend “is seeking a restraining order against Cousins after she said in court documents and a police report obtained by TMZ that he threatened her and has previously choked her.”

On Tuesday, the Lakers and NBA both released statements on the allegations against Cousins.

Cousins was signed by the Lakers in July after spending the prior season with the Golden State Warriors. He tore his ACL two weeks ago and is expected to miss the entire season.

This story will update with more information as it becomes available.