Prosecutors in Kent, Wash., said Wednesday that they need more time to investigate allegations against Terrence Williams before filing charges against the Celtics guard.
Williams, a Seattle native, is being investigated for second-degree domestic assault.
He was arrested Sunday after a parking lot confrontation in which the mother of his 10-year-old son told police that Williams threatened her with a gun.
Williams spent Sunday night in jail and posted a $25,000 bail Monday. He was scheduled to attend a court hearing Wednesday, the deadline for prosecutors to file charges. But before the hearing was to take place, prosecutors said they need more time to review the case, one in which Williams and the woman provided police differing accounts.
“We’re not prepared today to make a charging decision, so additional time will be needed for an ongoing investigation,” said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County prosecutor’s office.
It’s unclear how long it will take before prosecutors make a charging decision.
Williams, 25, who signed with the Celtics Feb. 20, averaged 4.6 points over 13.3 minutes in 24 regular-season games.
If convicted, he may face jail time and suspension by the NBA.
According to court documents, Williams was dropping off his son during a custody exchange when the mother came outside and wanted to speak to Williams about “disparaging” remarks that he made in the past about her other children.
“Terrence refused to get out of the vehicle so the mother started banging on the hood, insisting that they talk,” prosecutors allege.
“While seated in the vehicle, Terrence pulled out a handgun, stuck it out the driver side window, and aimed it at the mother.
“As the mother backed away, Terrence drove forward and waved the gun out the driver side window, as he drove out of the parking lot.”
Williams was later arrested without incident, and he told police that while he did have a gun, he did not point it at anyone, according to court documents.
Williams told police that the mother’s current boyfriend approached his vehicle when Williams drove into the lot. Shortly after that, the woman started kicking the front of the car and another person approached the passenger side, Williams said.
Williams told police that he “felt threatened,” pulled out his gun, and held it to his side as he stepped from the vehicle. He eventually got back in and drove away, according to court documents.Baxter Holmes can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow him on Twitter @BaxterHolmes.