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Category: Domestic violence

May
20th

UPDATED: NBA player arrested in Kent to appear in court this afternoon

UPDATE: Bail for Williams was set at $25,000, according to King County prosecutors.

INITIAL POST: An NBA basketball player arrested Sunday in Kent for allegedly threatening his son’s mother with a gun will make his first court appearance this afternoon.

Terrence Williams, 25, a former Rainier Beach High School star who most recently played for the Boston Celtics, will appear in court at 2:30 p.m. to have bail set.

Officers took him into custody about 2 p.m. Sunday after a woman called to report he made threats and brandished a gun after an argument between the two escalated while handing off custody

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May
19th

Kent police arrest NBA player suspected of threatening woman with gun

Kent officers arrested a professional basketball player who is suspected of brandishing a firearm and making threats at the mother of his child late Sunday afternoon.

According to Kent police:

Officers met with the woman about 2 p.m., who told investigators the father of her 10-year-old son arrived at her home in downtown Kent for a scheduled exchange of their son. She said an argument started in the parking lot, and that the man made threats and brandished a gun.

The suspect, identified as a player in the NBA, was later found and arrested.

The case is still being investigated.

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Jan.
16th

Woman who demanded her children back assaulted at gunpoint

Three people held a 31-year-old Tacoma woman at gunpoint and violently assaulted her Tuesday night, breaking her nose, when she demanded her ex-boyfriend return their children, police said.

The incident started about 1 p.m. Tuesday when the victim called her ex and asked him to pick their two children up from a relative’s house. He then called and said he intended to keep the girls and came to her house demanding their daughters’ belongings, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

The couple dated for nine years but had broken up about three years ago. No custody plan is in place, according

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Nov.
7th

Tacoma man jailed after allegedly threatening wife with gun over father’s ashes

A Tacoma man was so incensed that his wife signed for his dead father’s ashes Tuesday night that he held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her, police said.

The incident occurred inside the couple’s home in the 6500 block of 25th Street Northeast.

Lt. David O’Dea said the man was angry she had signed for the package when UPS delivered it and a fight broke out that ended when he held a loaded handgun to her head. The woman was able to break free, run out of the house and call for help.

It took officers

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Nov.
4th

Woman set car on fire after argument, police say

A domestic argument ended in arson Saturday night when a woman poured gasoline on her boyfriend’s car and lit it on fire, according to Tacoma police.

Officers were called just after 9 p.m. to the 7900 block of Tacoma Avenue South.

Firefighters responded and put out the blaze.

Officers were not able to locate the female suspect.

Oct.
27th

Woman stabbed to death in her South Hill-area home

A 40-year-old woman is in the Pierce County jail tonight, accused of stabbing her mother to death as her father called for help.

The victim, a 57-year-old woman, was killed Saturday morning in her South Hill-area home, said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer. Her husband heard the incident happening and called 911, he said.

“When we got out there, it was too late,” Troyer said. The woman died at a home in the 13000 block of 158th St. Ct. E.

The stabbing suspect also had injuries, which were treated at a hospital before she was booked into the Pierce

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Oct.
22nd

Ceremony to ‘reclaim’ space where police say Gig Harbor woman was beaten to death by boyfriend

A service to “reclaim” the space where police say a Gig Harbor woman was beaten to death by her boyfriend will be this week.

People with gather at 10 a.m. Thursday at 7002 38th Street Northwest in Gig Harbor to honor Kathryn, “Kate” Southward, who died at the hospital Oct. 5 from her injuries.

The brief ceremonies, called moments are blessings, are held by Associated Ministries at the sites of homicides and are open to the public.

They are meant to support victims’ families, friends and communities where homicides have occurred.

Participants mark the places with bamboo poles with

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Oct.
9th

Man arrested for shooting at ex-girlfriend and another man in Tacoma

A Tacoma man was arrested early this morning after trying to run his ex-girlfriend and another man off the road and firing several rounds into their car, police said.

The incident began about 12:30 a.m. when the man began following the couple in his vehicle and gesturing for them to pull over on McKinley Avenue.

When the woman and her new boyfriend kept driving, the man struck their car several time with his vehicle and fired multiple rounds from a semi-automatic handgun as they drove in the 3400 block of East L Street.

Nobody was hit and the man sped

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