Arrest Warrant, Criminal Summons Issued For Miles Bridges

8:40pm: The summons is for violating a domestic violence protective order, misdemeanor child abuse and injury to personal property, all of which allegedly occurred on Tuesday, according to Baxter Holmes of ESPN. A Hornets spokesperson responded to the reports by stating the team is “in the process of gathering more information.”

6:40pm: An arrest warrant and criminal summons have been issued for Hornets forward Miles Bridges, report Jessica Allen and Glenn Counts of

The warrant and summons are related to Bridges’ domestic violence case from last year. He was originally facing three felony charges, but last November entered a plea of no contest to one felony count of injuring a child’s parent. He received three years probation and no jail time as part of the plea deal.

Another stipulation of the agreement is that Bridges has to adhere to a 10-year criminal protective order for the victim, his former girlfriend, with whom he has multiple children. He was also ordered to attend a year’s worth of domestic violence counseling sessions and parenting classes in addition to completing 100 hours of community service.

The warrant dates back to January for violating the protective order, which stipulates that Bridges must stay 100-plus yards away from and have no communication with his ex-girlfriend. They’re currently in a custody battle, according to Allen and Counts.

The summons was issued Wednesday and involves a second violation of the protective order, with Bridges allegedly showing up at the woman’s residence and smashing her windshield.

To this point, the Mecklenberg County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina has been unable to serve the warrant, per Allen and Counts.

WSOC-TV reached out to Bridges’ attorneys and the Hornets for comment but have yet to hear back.

The 25-year-old was on the precipice of signing a massive contract in June 2022 when the abominable behavior he was accused of allegedly occurred in Los Angeles. These latest alleged incidents will be more strikes against Bridges as he attempts to resurrect his NBA career.

Bridges is ineligible to compete in preseason games and is suspended for the first 10 games of the 2023/24 season following an NBA investigation into the original domestic violence incident. He missed all of last season while his legal case played out, eventually signing his one-year, $7.92MM qualifying offer as a restricted free agent in July. He will be an unrestricted free agent in 2024.

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