Report: Ty Lawson arrested on physical harassment, criminal mischief charges

Photo: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been arrested and is facing charges of physical harassment and criminal mischief, according to the Denver Post.

The charges surrounding domestic violence and a mandatory retaining order was issued, according to court records.

Lawson appeared in Arapahoe County court Monday to be arraigned on the charges, according to court documents.

Lawson is free on a $1,000 bond, according to court records.

Neither the organization nor anyone from Lawson’s camp have issued official statements as of writing.

Lawson enjoyed his best year as a pro during the 2012-13 season as a fourth-year guard out of North Carolina. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Lawson posted career highs with averages of 16.7 points per game, 6.9 assists and 1.5 steals in 71 starts.

Those are big numbers for a franchise that has shaken things up this offseason, most notably with the firing of head coach George Karl. Denver needs Lawson ready to go for the 2013-14 season.

Ty Lawson made the 27-man Team USA camp roster