Category Archives: Charlotte Hornets

Harrell, Montrezl

Charge: Felony drug trafficking

Arrest Date: May 12, 2022

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 28

Details: Harrell was pulled over in Kentucky for tailgating, and upon approaching the vehicle officers smelled marijuana. Harrell admitted to being in possession and produced a small amount of marijuana from his sweatpants. Office searched the car, however, and found an additional three pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags in the backseat, and arrested Harrell on felony drug-trafficking charges.

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Bridges, Miles

Charge: Felony domestic violence

Arrest Date: June 29, 2022

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 24

Details: Bridges was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with felony domestic violence. His wife later posted graphic images on Instagram detailing the abuse, which included “a fracture nose, wrist, torn eardrum, torn muscles in my neck from being choked until I went to sleep and a severe concussion”.

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Monk, Malik

Charge: Careless driving and no proof of insurance

Arrest Date: February 18, 2018

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 20

Details: The University of Arkansas Police Department cited Monk on charges of careless driving and no proof of insurance after the single-vehicle wreck.  The Hornets rookie crashed into the gates outside of the University baseball stadium.

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Hairston, PJ

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: July 6, 2014

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 21

Details: A little over a week after being drafted by the Hornets and becoming a professional basketball player, Hairston got into an altercation during a pickup game and punched a high-schooler twice in the face.  He had previously been arrested once during the summer of 2013 for marijuana possession while a student at the University of North Carolina.

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Taylor, Jeffery

Charge: Domestic assault, destruction of property

Arrest Date: September 25, 2014

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 25

Details: The third year swingman from Sweden was arrested at a Michigan-area Marriott and charged with domestic assault and destruction of property. No other details were available.

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Cunningham, Dante

Charge:  Speeding, reckless driving, marijuana possession

Arrest Date: April 29, 2011

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 24

Details: After being pulled over for speeding and reckless driving, police discovered marijuana and a loaded BB gun and placed Cunningham under arrest.

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Baxter, Lonny

Charge: Possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition charges

Arrest Date: August 16, 2006

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 27

Details: Baxter was arrested after firing a handgun out of his vehicle at 2:30am less than two blocks from the White House in Washington, DC.  Secret Service stopped his vehicle and found spent shell casings in plain view inside.

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