Ware hearing delayed due to court caseload

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 1/11/19

A hearing for a Cleveland High School star basketball player allegedly seen in a cellphone video assaulting a young female was rescheduled due to the large caseload on the Bradley County Sessions …

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Ware hearing delayed due to court caseload

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A hearing for a Cleveland High School star basketball player allegedly seen in a cellphone video assaulting a young female was rescheduled due to the large caseload on the Bradley County Sessions Court docket.

The student, Dionte Lemar Ware, 18, was arrested and charged with domestic assault on Dec. 21, after a video surfaced on social media allegedly showing him standing over and repeatedly striking his 16-year-old girlfriend on the head and body.

Ware was released the next day after posting a $1,500 bond.

The teenage girl told investigators Ware was her boyfriend at the time the video was recorded in July.

The girl provided investigators with the identity of the person who reportedly shot the video, enabling them to corroborate details provided by the victim, reports said. Her mother also reportedly informed investigators that her daughter was the person being assaulted in the video.

Ware waived his arraignment during a hearing held Dec. 26,  in Bradley County Sessions Court.  He did not appear in court that day. He was represented by his attorney, James F. Logan.

He is scheduled to appear in the Bradley County General Sessions Court on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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