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Mother of LeBron James arrested

By Rich Phillips, CNN
  • Police say James' mother arrested at Miami Beach hotel
  • Spokeswoman did not know entire nature of incident
  • She will not be booked, the spokeswoman says

Miami (CNN) -- The mother of Miami Heat basketball star, LeBron James has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge, stemming from an incident that took place Thursday morning at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau Hotel.

Miami Beach Police say that Gloria James was arrested at 4:57 a.m. at the hotel.

A police spokeswoman did not immediately know the entire nature of the incident.

"Ms. James will not be taken to the Miami-Dade County jail," said Miami Beach spokeswoman Deborah Doty.

"A charging document is expected to be released shortly, which will contain all of the pertinent information and details," she said.

James, according to the police spokeswoman will not be booked, and will be released on her own recognizance, with a promise to appear before a judge when summoned.