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Padres pitcher pleads guilty to trespassing at a Peoria home last October

Posted: 4:54 PM, Feb 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-07 18:54:25-05
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PEORIA, AZ — A pitcher for the San Diego Padres who was kicked and tased after a Peoria homeowner found him trespassing inside his home has been sentenced.

According to court documents, Jacob James Nix, 24, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal trespassing last week. He was sentenced to 18-month probation and must pay $2,700 in restitution to the homeowner.

Peoria police were called to the home near 91st Avenue and Beardsley Road around 3:30 a.m. on October 6, 2019, for a reported trespasser. The homeowner told police that a man, later identified as Nix, entered his home through a doggy door.

The homeowner confronted Nix, kicking him one time in the face. Police say another man, Thomas Cosgrove, then reached through the doggy door to pull Nix out of the home. As the two fled, the homeowner leaned out of the doggy door and deployed his Taser, striking Nix in the back.

Police located and arrested the pair a few streets away.

According to MLB.com, Nix pitched in nine games for the Padres in 2018 but was injured most of last season.