Patriots defensive back charged with assault
New England defensive back Willie Andrews faces assault with a dangerous weapon charges after police say he pointed a gun at his girlfriend’s head at his Connors Avenue home, according to a news release from the Mansfield Police Department.
Mansfield police received a call at 1:39 a.m. Monday, June 30, from a woman saying there had been an argument, that her boyfriend had a gun and he had left the apartment with the gun. She then left the residence to seek shelter in a hotel while police conducted a search.
A short time later, officers found the woman in the parking lot of a hotel talking with Andrews. He saw the cruisers and drove off, police said. The woman told officers she was afraid of Andrews. She said during an argument Andrews had held a gun and was waving it, and at some point during the argument the gun went up to the area of her temple.
Officers returned to the Connors Avenue address and placed Andrews under arrest on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.
A Glock .45 caliber handgun was found hidden next to a Dumpster in the Connors Avenue complex, police said.
Andrews was held until he was arraigned later Monday at Attleboro District Court.