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Former UND basketball star charged with aggravated assault

Beasley, 33, was booked into Grand Forks County Correctional Center on March 15 and bailed out on March 29 according to the jail.

The affidavit for probable cause alleges that Beasley and a female got into an argument outside of his residence on March 15, and Beasley grabbed the female by her hoodie and walked her inside, where the incident escalated.

The document alleges that once Beasley and the female were inside, Beasley “grabbed her around the neck and held her up against the wall,” for about 10 to 15 seconds.

The affidavit alleges that “Beasley’s hand around her neck created a substantial risk of death,” to the victim “by the impediment of her air flow and blood flow to her brain.”

The document also alleges that the victim had bruising around her eyes and ruptured capillaries in her eyes.

Beasley has an arraignment set for April 28. Aggravated assault is a Class C felony punishable by up to five years imprisonment and a fine of $10,000.

This is not the first legal trouble for Beasley, who starred at UND from 2001 to 2003 and later played for the NBA’s Miami Heat.

Beasley has been booked at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center seven times since January 2012 for failure to pay child support, according to the jail.

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 12th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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