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Police: Falcons' Owens allegedly trashed ex-girlfriend's place

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Police in suburban Atlanta are investigating Falcons cornerback Chris Owens after he allegedly trashed his ex-girlfriend's apartment and threw bleach on many of her valuables, TMZ.com reported Wednesday citing a Gwinnett County Police report.

The alleged incident occurred Sunday night at the residence of LaTia Terry, with whom Owens has a 9-month-old child, according to TMZ.com.

Police spokesman Edwin Ritter stopped short of calling Owens a suspect in the case, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution only that “charges will be made once a suspect is developed and probable cause exists for arrest.”

According to the police report, a suspect smashed holes in walls and a giant-screen television, threw lamps and broke the baby's crib. The report stated that the master closet was "piled full of clothes, purses and jewelry. The suspect poured bleach all over the items, leaving discoloration on them and the carpet."

Terry has obtained a restraining order against Owens, who started three games during the 2010 season for the NFC South champions.

The 5-foot-9, 179-pound Owens was a third-round pick out of San Jose State in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Gwinnett court records show a family violence hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 22.

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