At 5:05 Sunday morning Coney Island police responded to an assault charge at 621 Avenue Z, according to the police report. Upon the arrival of police, they discovered Stephenson’s girlfriend, Jasmine Williams, who stated that her boyfriend, the 19-year-old rookie guard with the Indiana Pacers, pushed her down a flight of stairs, striking her head against the wall. She was transported to Lutheran Hospital in stable condition.
Stephenson, the No. 40 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, was taken into custody at the scene and charged with assault, attempted assault, harassment, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
Asked where he was on Sunday night, a NYPD spokesman said, “He’s down in Brooklyn court.”