Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was apprehended on Wednesday by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on felony charges related to injuring a woman he got into an argument with that turned physical. In a statement from a spokesperson from the LAPD, the 24-year-old NBA player was arrested on a warrant after having fled the scene before the cops arrived. 

According to TMZ, Bridges turned himself into a local jail the following day but will be charged with felony domestic violence. Authorities did not provide further details of his arrest other than the cops responding to a call to the scene but Bridges had already left. Media reports say the woman had to seek medical treatment for her injuries however there are no reports on the actual extent of the injuries she sustained from the alleged attack. 

Bridges was released earlier after posting bail amounting to $130,000. The Charlotte Hornets released a statement saying they are aware of Bridges’ arrest and are in the process of looking further into the incident and gathering more information. 

Despite his run-in with authorities, the Hornets extended a qualifying offer to Bridges this week, making him a restricted free agent. This is all due to his profound play this season at which he was expected to acquire a sizeable contract from the Hornets or another team this summer. Bridges scored an impressive 20.2 point average, seven rebounds and 3.8 assists in the span of 80 game plays. He was lauded as the key player that helped the team secure a spot in the play-in round of the playoffs.

On record, this is not the first time a Hornets player has been arrested during the offseason. Earlier on, Montrezl Harrell was arrested for possession of marijuana. He was pulled over by a state trooper in Kentucky where he was found to be carrying more than the legal limit of cannabis. Harrell admitted to the charges which could cost him $1,000 to $10,000 in fines and face incarceration of up to a maximum of 5 years. His return to the Hornets is all up in the air at this time but he will be listed as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Miles Bridges Miles Bridges #0 of the Charlotte Hornets is restrained after being ejected from the game during the second half against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on April 13, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images