Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Battles Has a Tentative Agreement Worked Out.(Sports)

Byline: Jeff Jones Journal Staff Writer

Former University of New Mexico basketball player Malcolm Battles and his lawyer have reached a tentative plea deal with prosecutors over a domestic incident, the lawyer said Friday.

Attorney Rudy Chavez said during a phone interview the 21-year-old Battles is set to plead no contest to false imprisonment, a felony, and interference with communications, a misdemeanor, during a hearing scheduled for Tuesday in state District Court.

The case stems from a December incident in which Battles was alleged to have beaten his girlfriend and barred her from leaving his apartment.

Battles was booted from the Lobos team the same day of his Dec. …

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