Boston Celtics Guard Terrence Williams Arrested for Alleged Gun Threats

Alex KayCorrespondent IMay 20, 2013

Apr 17, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Celtics shooting guard Terrence Williams (55) during the game against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Celtics 114-90. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
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Boston Celtics guard Terrence William has been arrested for making threats with a gun and is currently under investigation by Kent, Wash., police for a domestic violence case. 

According to The Seattle Times, Williams—who played high school basketball at Rainier Beach in Seattle—was taken into custody following an argument with a woman who informed police she was the mother of his 10-year-old son.

At approximately 1:55 p.m., during a scheduled visitation of the boy, Williams exposed the gun in a downtown Kent parking lot, made threats and left before law enforcement could arrive.

The staff of the Kent Reporter found that Williams was taken into custody without issue. Police detective Melanie Frazier commented, "We investigate and treat all cases such as this very seriously regardless of the status of those involved."

With the investigation ongoing, many details are still unknown. Regardless, this incident is certainly concerning for Williams’ NBA career, as the former lottery pick has bounced around the league during his first four professional seasons.

After getting selected No. 11 overall by the New Jersey Nets in 2009, the former Louisville Cardinals star has spent time with the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics, Springfield Armor of the D-League and Guangdong Southern Tigers in China.

His most recent contributions in the Association came as a backup point guard off Boston’s bench. Williams turned a 10-day contract into a two-year deal that has a non-guaranteed option for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign, but it remains to be seen if general manager Danny Ainge will exercise it.