Arrest warrant to Hornets forward Miles Bridges

Arrest warrant to Hornets forward Miles Bridges

An arrest warrant has been issued for Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, and it’s connected to a previous domestic violence incident. Notably, this case doesn’t involve any new allegations of physical violence but is related to the violation of a protective order, as reported by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and the county clerk of court.

Additionally, it has come to light that earlier this week, Bridges was involved in another incident that has resulted in criminal charges. The warrant in question dates back to January, but due to difficulties in serving it, further details about the warrant have not been disclosed. The circumstances that led to the issuance of this warrant remain unclear.

The 25-year-old is currently on probation for a felony charge related to injuring a child’s parent last year, and it was this incident that led to the issuance of the domestic violence order.

As per a criminal summons issued for an incident that occurred this week, it appears that Bridges violated the victim’s protective order by being present at her residence.

New allegations have emerged regarding Miles Bridges. A criminal summons states that he violated a protective order during a custody exchange on Tuesday. The summons alleges that he threw billiard balls at his ex-girlfriend’s car, causing damage to her windshield. Furthermore, during the exchange, he made threats to withhold child support and “take everything from her,” according to the summons.

In addition to the protective order violation, Bridges is now facing a child abuse charge due to the presence of children in the car when the vehicle’s window broke from the impact of the billiard balls, according to the criminal summons.

The victim involved in these incidents is Bridges’ longtime ex-girlfriend, and they are currently in the midst of a custody battle involving several children.

Arrest warrant to Hornets forward Miles Bridges

In the past, Bridges’ girlfriend had reportedly defended him, stating that he is not an abuser.

It’s worth noting that Bridges previously pleaded no contest in November 2022 to a charge stemming from accusations of assaulting the mother of his children in their presence. He was sentenced to three years of probation and is also required to adhere to a 10-year criminal protective order for the victim, undergo weekly narcotics and marijuana testing, and provide restitution for the victim, as stated by the district attorney’s office.

Three months ago, Bridges issued an apology for the “pain and embarrassment” caused by the investigation, which resulted in his absence from the league during the previous season. In addition to his apology, he signed a one-year, $7.9 million contract to rejoin the Hornets, with a commitment to rebuilding relationships with his teammates and increasing his involvement in the Charlotte community, as reported by the Associated Press.

Regarding Bridges’ history and probation, it’s worth noting that in the past, his girlfriend has reportedly defended him, asserting that he is not an abuser.

However, in November 2022, Bridges pleaded no contest to a charge stemming from accusations that he assaulted the mother of his children in front of them. As a result, he was sentenced to three years of probation. Additionally, he must adhere to a 10-year criminal protective order for the victim, undergo weekly narcotics and marijuana testing, and provide restitution to the victim, as outlined by the district attorney’s office.

The NBA has determined that Bridges will serve a suspension of 10 regular-season games. Officially, he has received a 30-game suspension, but the league has stated that he’s already served 20 of those games by sitting out the previous season. Additionally, he will not participate in the preseason.

During his last stint with the Hornets, Bridges achieved career-high averages of 20.2 points and seven rebounds, marking a significant breakout season for the four-year NBA veteran while playing alongside All-Star point guard LaMelo Ball.

Source has attempted to contact Bridges’ attorneys and the Hornets regarding this story. The Hornets have acknowledged the reports and are currently in the process of gathering more information.