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Alleged assault earns former Canes player a weekend in jail

Posted October 9, 2015 4:19 p.m. EDT
Updated October 9, 2015 11:24 p.m. EDT

— Aaron Ward, who played for the Carolina Hurricanes from 2001 to 2006, was arrested Friday in Cary and charged with assault on a female.

Ward, 42, is now an analyst for TSN in Canada but lives in Cary. He was arrested at his home at 112 Ronsard Lane.

According to police, Ward's wife called 911 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m.

Ward also faces a charge of interfering with emergency communication. According to the warrant for his arrest, he took away his wife's phone.

As news of Ward's arrest spread, a spokesperson for TSN released a statement.

"We are aware of the situation and the seriousness of the charges. As a result, Aaron Ward will not appear on-air until further notice," the statement said.

Because of the nature of his charges, Ward will spend a mandatory 48 hours in the Wake County jail. Anyone arrested on a domestic violence charge is held for 48 hours before bail is set.