Arrest warrant issued for former Riders DB Justin Cox

Regina Police have issued an arrest warrant for former Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive back Justin Cox.

He has been charged with assault and breach of undertaking and recognizance. According to Regina Police, the charges are from an alleged incident on September 25, 2018:

Police were dispatched to a residence in east Regina for a report of a domestic assault.  Police arrived and located an adult female who had sustained injuries consistent with a physical assault.  The victim and the alleged perpetrator are known to each other.  Police have made numerous attempts to locate the suspect but these have been unsuccessful.  Investigators requested a warrant for the arrest of the accused.

Cox pled guilty to assault causing bodily harm in September with a court date to come for sentencing.

The 25-year-old was arrested a year ago in two separate incidents alleged to have occurred in August 2017.

At the time, Regina police said they had received calls from a hospital about a woman who said she had been physically assaulted by Cox, and from an employee at a business who alleged that Cox pointed a gun at her.

Cox must return to court in December to face a charge of assault with a weapon.

He was let go from the Roughriders in April 2017 after he was arrested for assault related to an alleged domestic dispute, but he was found not guilty.

However, then-commissioner Jeffrey Orridge said the CFL would not allow any other team in the league to sign him.

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