Jordan Williams, a second-round pick who spent one season with the Nets, has been arrested for allegedly being part of an attack on a juvenile male in Tennessee on Thanksgiving night.
Four people were arrested Friday in connection with a Thanksgiving incident in which a juvenile male was kidnapped, robbed and assaulted, according to a press release from police.
A juvenile was kidnapped at knifepoint on the night of Nov. 24 and robbed of his clothes and belongings, then forced into a Torrington residence where he was assaulted, the release said. He was later able to flee from the house and find help, police said.
The police Detective Bureau carried out a lengthy investigation and alleges the incident may have been related to a bad drug deal and resultant revenge, the release said.
Williams has been charged with charged assault, breach of peace, strangulation, and risk of injury to a minor. He is being held on $300,000 bail.
The Nets took Williams in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Maryland, and he played 43 games for them the next season. Williams started that season slowly but due to injuries got more run as the season wore on. He showed potential playing strong on the boards and within himself, but he needed to develop on the offensive end. He was traded to Atlanta as part of the Joe Johnson deal, but the Hawks waived him before the season started. He did play some overseas in Spain after that but seemed to fall out of the game.