Stackhouse Accusation Is Detailed
Arrest Warrant States Wizard Grabbed Realtor
By Greg Sandoval and Steve Wyche
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, July 16, 2003; Page D01
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C., July 15 -- The arrest warrant issued Sunday for Washington Wizards guard Jerry Stackhouse for allegedly assaulting a female states that the woman accused him of "grabbing her around the neck and taking her to the ground."
A dispute between Stackhouse, 28, and Patricia Nagy, a 37-year-old real estate agent, over when he was supposed to vacate a rented beach house erupted into violence at the home, according to Nagy's statement to police.
Scott Kilpatrick, chief of the Atlantic Beach police department, said yesterday that two of his officers noticed "some redness on Nagy's neck" after responding to the beach home on Sunday. Kilpatrick had said on Monday that Nagy required no medical attention for her injury. Nagy has declined to comment.
"It was a really unfortunate situation," Stackhouse said tonight. "I was leasing this house and I thought I had one more day in it. A rental agent came in and said we had to leave immediately, that my whole family and I had to leave. She was holding a lease and I asked to see the lease she had in her hand because I never signed a lease.
"She said she wouldn't show it to me. I reached for it. She turned and prohibited me from reaching it and there was unintentional contact."
Wes Collins, the attorney representing Stackhouse, said "hopefully this can be amicably settled by all parties."
Nagy, from Newport, N.C., and Sally Stamper, both of whom work for Coldwell Banker-Spectrum Properties, arrived at the rental house on Sunday afternoon to tell Stackhouse that under his lease agreement he was supposed to have left earlier that morning. Kilpatrick said they requested that Stackhouse leave.
The source said Stamper immediately called police. Stackhouse went downstairs to wait for the officers. Stackhouse and the two women told police their version of events. The police left without making an arrest because there were no signs that an assault had occurred, Kilpatrick said. They issued a warrant for Stackhouse's arrest after Nagy filed a complaint against the player with the Carteret County magistrate.
According to records obtained from the clerk's office of Carteret County, Nagy filed papers Sunday to evict Stackhouse after the incident. Those documents show that Stackhouse paid $3,100 for a week's stay at the home in the affluent beach community and was to have vacated the premises by Sunday at 10 a.m.
Stackhouse told police that he believed he had until Monday morning to leave, said Kilpatrick, who added that he has rarely seen a renter violate the terms of a lease by staying longer than agreed.
"Everyone here knows you usually stay Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday," he said. "We've never had this problem before."
A worker at the clerk's office also said that the eviction notice that Nagy filed against Stackhouse on behalf of Coldwell Bankers was the first he ever had to process in his three years there. Stackhouse, who is due in court on Aug. 7 to hear the assault charge against him, is also scheduled to appear in small claims court on Friday to answer the eviction notice.
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