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Ex-Net Jordan Williams arrested after alleged kidnapping, assault

 

Former Nets player Jordan Williams is one of four people arrested in Torrington, Conn. in connection with a Thanksgiving incident.

Former Nets player Jordan Williams is one of four people arrested in Torrington, Conn. in connection with a Thanksgiving incident.

(Torrington Police Department)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 4:43 PM

A former Nets second-round pick was one of four people arrested Friday after a juvenile was kidnapped, robbed and assaulted in Torrington, Conn. on Thanksgiving, police said.

Jordan Williams — who was selected No. 36 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft — is being charged with third-degree assault, breach of peace, third-degree strangulation and risk of injury to a minor. He's being held in lieu of $300,000 bail, the Register Citizen reported.

On the night of Nov. 24, the juvenile was allegedly kidnapped at knifepoint, robbed of his clothes and belongings, and then assaulted inside a home, according to the Torrington Police Department. The alleged male victim was then able to escape and find help.

After an investigation, police believe the incident may be related to a drug deal and revenge. Further arrests are expected, police said.

Jordan Williams while with the Nets.

Jordan Williams while with the Nets.

(Barry Gutierrez/AP)

Williams was a basketball star at Torrington High School before the 6-10 center played two seasons at the University of Maryland. He declared for the 2011 NBA Draft and spent one season on the Nets before being dealt to Atlanta as part of a package for Joe Johnson. Williams was waived by the Hawks before the start of the 2012-13 season.

Williams, who averaged 4.6 points, 3.6 assists and 14.8 minutes in 43 NBA games, has been in trouble with the law before: In 2009, he and four other young people were charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace. The charges were later dropped.Send a Letter to the Editor

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