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Former Canes player Ward has domestic assault charge dropped

Posted February 23, 2016

Aaron Ward

— Aaron Ward, who was a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup-winning Carolina Hurricanes, had charges related to an alleged domestic assault dismissed Friday.

Ward, 43, was arrested on Oct. 9 at his home in Cary at 112 Ronsard Lane. He was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and interfering with emergency communications. According to a police report, Ward took away his wife’s phone as she attempted to call 911 following a confrontation.

Both charges were dismissed by the Wake County District Attorney’s Office Friday, according to court records.

TSN Canada cited Wake County court records that quoted District Attorney Howard J. Cummings, “After review of this case and discussions with the victim, it appears that further prosecution is not warranted.”

Ward took to Twitter Tuesday morning to say the process has been “humbling.”

Ward played for five different NHL teams in his 15-year NHL career, winning three Stanley Cups. He played five seasons with the Hurricanes over two stints. In the 05-06 Stanley Cup season, Ward tallied career-highs in goals (6) assists (19) and points (25).

He became an analyst for TSN in 2015 but was suspended indefinitely following his arrest.


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  • Dale Xavier Feb 23, 2016
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    Yumm! I'd like to see how many licks does it take to get to the center of.........

  • Tandy Dawgy Feb 23, 2016
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    Let's not also forget suspended from his job "indefinitely" following his arrest.

  • Brandon White Feb 23, 2016
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    Ah yes the Wake County DA's office, a greater collection of potato heads this state has never seen. it is not about justice, but attention and revenue.

  • John Gardner Feb 23, 2016
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    Both charges were dismissed by the Wake County District Attorney’s Office Friday, according to court records.

    Read more at http://www.wral.com/former-canes-player-ward-has-domestic-assault-charge-dropped/15413305/#SO4uHF4oMmDLookr.99
    So he spent a weekend in jail and has had his picture posted on the news sites. Why isn't her picture put up here to share in the humiliation if he did no wrong.