Bridges, 25, was accompanied by his attorney, per the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He had an active warrant in Mecklenburg County for violation of his ex-girlfriend’s domestic violence protection order.
Officials said Bridges was booked and released on a $1,000 bond.
A criminal summons issued against Bridges earlier this week included allegations that he smashed his ex-girlfriend’s car windshield and violated a domestic protective order.
Per Douglas: “Part of the summons says the woman accuses Bridges of throwing pool table balls at her vehicle while the children were in the car. She says he threatened her, saying that if she called police he would withhold child support money, according to the court summons. Bridges also allowed his current girlfriend to ‘yell, scream and kick the victim’s car” while children were inside, the summons alleges.'”
Bridges signed a qualifying offer with the Hornets in July after missing all of last season.
That was due to a domestic assault incident — and he was originally suspended by the NBA for the first 10 games of 2023-24. He was actually suspended for 30 games, but the league determined that he has already served 20.
That obviously could change in light of the current allegations.
On the court, Bridges put together a career year in 2021-22, averaging 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists. All were career highs.