Oakland A’s Catcher Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charges After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Female Delivery Driver
(BayAreaNewsTalk.com) – An Oakland A’s catcher pleaded not guilty today in Maricopa
County, Arizona to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and
disorderly conduct with a weapon, a court spokesman said.
Bruce Maxwell is scheduled to be in court again for an initial
pre-trial conference on Dec. 28.
Maxwell was arrested at 6:08 p.m. on Oct. 28 at his home in
Scottsdale, Arizona, after a woman who was delivering food to his house said
he allegedly pointed a gun at her, Scottsdale police said.
Oakland A’s officials issued a statement the day after Maxwell’s
“We were disappointed to learn of the allegations,” the team said.
“We take this situation and ongoing investigation seriously.”
Maxwell was released on $10,000 bail. He has been given permission
to travel to Texas two times over the next month.
Major League Baseball spokesman Michael Teevan said the league’s
commissioner’s office is “monitoring the matter, including the criminal
Teevan said the commissioner’s office has no further comment.
Officials with the A’s were not immediately available for comment
on Maxwell’s not guilty plea today.
Maxwell’s attorney Michael Kimerer also did not immediately return
a call for comment.