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Williams, 25, had driven into the parking lot with his son for what was described as a visitation exchange, and was approached by the boy’s mother and her boyfriend. That’s where the story diverges.
According to a probable cause document provided to the Herald, the woman told police she wanted to ask Williams about “disparaging” comments he had made about her other children, but he refused to get out of the vehicle. She started banging on the hood of the vehicle, insisting that they talk.
The woman told police that Williams then pulled out a handgun and pointed it out the driver’s side window at her. She said their son stepped in front of Williams and she backed away as Williams drove off, waving the gun.
Williams, arrested later that night beyond the Kent city limits, admitted to police that he did indeed pull out the gun, but said he didn’t point it at anyone.
He told police that he felt threatened when the woman started kicking the front of his car after approaching with her boyfriend, adding that he sensed a third person approaching from the vehicle’s passenger side. He said he pulled out a handgun and, holding it to his side, briefly stepped out of the vehicle, then eventually got back in the car and drove out of the complex.
According to police spokeswoman Det. Melanie Frazier, police had yet to recover the gun.
Williams’ attorney, Aaron Kiviat, had requested that his client be released on personal recognizance because of his ties to the community, including three children in the area that he supports. He also has a home in nearby Maple Valley.
His mother and several friends attended the hearing. Prosecution had initially requested $50,000 bail.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge declined comment yesterday. The Celtics, as always in these situations, are also investigating what took place. Ainge did say that he hadn’t talked to Williams since being informed of the arrest.
Boston Herald – Terrence Williams up on charges
As John pointed out yesterday, this has turned into a classic case of he-said-she-said. Initially, we heard one side of the story and Mark Murphy of the Herald sheds a little light on T-Will’s side of it. Murphy also notes that the story does diverge at a key point but there was still a gun involved near his 10-year old son. This is a horrible situation to be involved in for all parties, especially the child. Terrence did begin to show a more mature side during his brief stint here in Boston and given his past he needed to be extra careful.
Danny Ainge is smart not to comment right now until he has all of the facts surrounding this case. With that being said, this could turn out to be one of Ainge’s easier decisions of the summer. Given the organization’s history with how they’ve responded to their players getting in trouble publicly with guns, things on the professional side don’t look so good with Williams. We’ll keep you posted with any new information as it gets released.
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