Minneapolis, MN, United States (4E Sports) – For the second time, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham landed in jail after he was accused of sending threatening text messages to a woman who earlier charged him with felony domestic assault for strangling her.
Cunningham was arrested again by police Sunday on suspicion of making terroristic threats. He was being held without bail at the Hennepin County jail ahead of a court appearance Monday afternoon on the initial accusation.
The woman called police back to the home in the 400 block of Medina Road and said Cunningham was violating a court order for protection that required the NBA veteran to not have contact with the woman.
According to police chief Ed Balland, the woman claimed she was receiving “threatening messages” from Cunningham.
“Officers reviewed the messages and found they were direct and rose to a terroristic level,” Balland said.
The 26-year-old Cunningham, 26, turned himself in shortly before noon Sunday in Minneapolis.
A cellphone and computers have been seized by police from Cunningham as part of the investigation.
“The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid and we continue to monitor all available information. We reiterate that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone the behavior described in the accusations. We continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and will have further comment when appropriate,” the Wolves said in a statement.
After he was arrested and the domestic assault charge was filed, Cunningham was released from jail Friday night. He posted $40,000 bail and was ordered not to have any contact with the woman.