Lawson and his pregnant girlfriend Ashley Pettiford were arrested following a fight at their home on Aug. 17. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson told KMGH-TV that the conflict ''was a mutual situation.'' Both were arrested and held over the weekend.
Lawson and Pettiford were arraigned on Aug. 19, and are free on $1,000 bond.
According to the police report, police were called to Lawson's Denver home around 9 a.m. MDT on Aug. 17, in response to a report of a domestic argument involving Lawson and Pettiford -- who is six months pregnant.
When they arrived, Pettiford was crying, and explained that she and Lawson had been arguing because she overheard him talking to another woman on his phone the night before.
She told police she tried to pack her things to leave Lawson because she'd had enough, but he stopped her and pushed her onto their bed. She says she responded by throwing his phone and breaking it. Lawson then allegedly grabbed her phone and dunked it under water.
Pettiford said she knew her baby was okay despite the incident because she felt it moving afterward, but Lawson was still placed under arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, as well as criminal mischief (for throwing Pettiford's phone) and harassment.
Pettiford was arrested for criminal mischief (for destroying Lawson's phone) and domestic violence.
Lawson signed a four-year contract extension with Denv in October 2012. He averaged 16.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.47 steals in 73 games last season.