Bail set at $25,000 for NBA player accused of threatening woman with gun in Kent Sunday

The Seattle TimesMay 20, 2013 

A King County Superior Court judge Monday set bail at $25,000 for NBA basketball player Terrence Williams, the former Rainier Beach High School star arrested in Kent over the weekend for allegedly threatening a woman with a handgun.

Judge Charles DeLaurenti II found probable cause to hold Williams, 25, for investigation of second-degree assault. Prosecutors had sought $50,000 bail.

Williams, who plays for the Boston Celtics, was arrested Sunday for allegedly making threats with a gun to his son’s mother.

According to Kent police, Williams was in a downtown Kent parking lot shortly before 2 p.m. to pick up or drop off his 10-year-old son. The mother of the boy told police that during the custody exchange for the scheduled visit, she and Williams argued and he brandished a firearm and made threats.

According to court records, the mother came out with her current boyfriend to talk to the NBA player about past disparaging comments he’d made about her other children. When he refused to get out, she started banging on his hood and insisted that they speak.

Williams stuck a handgun out the driver side window, aiming it at the woman, police said. He then left the area, but later was found and taken into custody without incident.

He told detectives he felt threatened when the woman started striking his vehicle. He said he held the gun to his side as he stepped out of the car, and denied pointing the gun at anyone, according to court records.

Williams, who played college basketball at Louisville, has played four seasons in the NBA, most recently with the Celtics. He owns a home in Maple Valley.

News Tribune staff writer Alexis Krell contributed to this report.

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