Prosecutors asked Redondo Beach police on Wednesday to conduct more investigation before deciding whether to file charges against Los Angeles Kings player Slava Voynov, who was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League.
According to Redondo Beach police, detectives presented their case against Voynov, 24, to the District Attorney’s Office this afternoon.
“Upon completion of the case review, the District Attorney’s Office requested additional follow-up before making a determination on the filing of charges related to this investigation,” according to police.
Redondo Beach police said Voynov is still tentatively scheduled to appear in court Dec. 1, and police plan to complete their additional investigation prior to that date and present it to prosecutors again “for continued consideration of filing charges.”
Officials with the District Attorney’s Office could not be reached after hours for comment.
Voynov — whose first name is Viatcheslav — was arrested early Monday by Redondo Beach police at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, where he was with a woman who was being treated there for unspecified injuries, according to Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman said.
Police had initially responded at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday to a call of a woman screaming at a home in the 800 block of Avenue C, but officers found no one at the home. Around 1 a.m. Monday, police were summoned to the hospital “concerning an adult female being treated in the Little Company of Mary Hospital emergency room for injuries that were possibly received during a domestic violence incident that had occurred earlier in the city of Redondo Beach,” Hoffman said.
“Redondo Beach police officers responded to the hospital and met with the victim, determining that a domestic violence incident did occur in Redondo Beach,” Hoffman said.
The officers then arrested Voynov, who was also at the hospital, Hoffman said.
Voynov, who is from Chelyabinsk, Russia, was booked on suspicion of domestic violence and was freed on $50,000 bail.
— City News Service