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Jan 23, 2014 12:20 PM

UK Assistant Coach Charged With Assault

An assistant on the coaching staff of the UK basketball team has been arrested and charged with assault and wanton endangerment after an incident involving his wife.

Brian Shorter, a part-time assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Kentucky's basketball team, was arrested early Thursday morning accused of shoving his wife into an unheated garage and throwing water on her.

A source said there was an argument between Shorter and his wife at their home on Russell Springs, early Thursday morning. According to the victim, it came to a head when Shorter pushed her into their garage, which had no heat, and locked her in there. The victim claimed that about 40 minutes later, Shorter returned and threw a bucket of water on her. She, then, apparently made her way to a nearby hotel where she called for help.

Shorter was arrested at his home.

A statement from UK Athletics to LEX 18 reads: "we're aware of the situation and we're gathering information." They did not comment further.

Brian Shorter is in the Fayette County Detention Center, charged with assault and wanton endangerment. He has declined a request for an interview with LEX 18.

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