Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Justin Cox, 24, is facing charges in connection to two separate assaults on Aug. 30.
The first assault happened around 6:15 p.m. According to Regina police, they received a call from a hospital about a 23-year-old woman who had been apparently physically assaulted.
The man who brought the woman to hospital said he noticed the injured woman while driving down 10th Avenue. He said the woman jumped in his vehicle after a physical altercation with Cox. Police said the former football player also tried to jump in, but was unsuccessful.
Later, at 7:04 p.m., police received a call from an employee at a business in the 1600 block of Albert Street.
The employee said Cox came in and asked to use the business’s phone, claiming he’d been robbed. When the employee offered to call police, they said Cox declined. She said he accepted some water and left, but then returned to get a hat he’d left behind. When he came back, the employee said Cox pointed a gun at her before leaving.
Police eventually tracked down Cox around 8:24 p.m. in front of a home in the 900 block of Stanley Street.
Cox is now facing two charges: assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.
He was arrested on Aug. 30 and made his first court appearance on Sept. 1. However, police released the details only after CJME received a tip and confirmed the information with provincial court on Monday.
This isn’t the first time the former football player has been in court on assault charges. In May, Cox was acquitted of assault after it was ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to support a domestic violence accusation.
Cox will appear in provincial court in Regina again on Thursday.