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Charges yet to be filed in Kent against NBA player Williams
King County prosecutors have yet to file charges against NBA player Terrence Williams, who was arrested by Kent Police on May 19 for investigation of second-degree assault.
"There’s still ongoing investigation," said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, in a Tuesday email. "I don’t have an estimate on when we might have a decision on whether charges are filed."
Williams, 25, allegedly displayed a handgun to a former girlfriend during a scheduled visitation exchange of their 10-year-old son. He appeared May 20 in King County Superior Court in Kent for a bail hearing, which was set at $25,000. Williams posted bail later that evening.
Williams is a member of the Boston Celtics. He played at Seattle's Rainier Beach High School and at the University of Louisville. The Houston Rockets picked him 11th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft.
According to probable cause documents, the woman reported that Williams arrived at her home for a scheduled visitation exchange of their son. She said during the exchange in the apartment parking lot area an argument ensued. The woman reported that during the argument Williams brandished a firearm and made threats.
Defense attorney Aaron Kiviat said in court that that the mother of their child was the initial aggressor when she banged on the vehicle door. He also added that he understands there was another witness present who tells a different story than what police have released so far.
Kiviat released the following statement last week after Williams posted bail:
"We have presented to the prosecution statements from impartial witnesses that support Mr Williams’ contention that he was in fear for his safety and only acting in self defense. Although this is still an ongoing investigation, Terrence is very much looking forward to getting back to focusing his time and energy on his family and career.”
Williams showed up May 25 at the Celtics' workout facility, according to a May 26 posting on Bostonherald.com.
“I feel great. I’m able to be here,” he said to reporters in Boston. “This is my uniform, as opposed to the picture put out of a different me in a different uniform over Twitter. I feel good, it’s in God’s hands at the end of the day. There’s two sides to every story. If I had done something wrong you wouldn’t see me right now.”