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Prosecutors delay bringing assault charges against Terrence Williams

Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  May 22, 2013 06:01 PM

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Prosecutors in Kent, Wash., said Wednesday that they need more time to investigate allegations against Celtics guard Terrence Williams before filing charges.

Williams, a Seattle native, is being investigated for second-degree domestic assault.

He was arrested Sunday after a parking lot confrontation in which the mother of his 10-year-old son told police that Williams threatened her with a gun.

Williams spent Sunday night in jail and posted a $25,000 bail Monday. He was scheduled to attend a court hearing Wednesday, the deadline for prosecutors to file charges.

But before the hearing was to take place, prosecutors said they need more time to review the case, one in which Williams and the woman provided differing accounts to police.

“We’re not prepared today to make a charging decision, so additional time will be needed for an ongoing investigation,” said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County prosecutor’s office.

It’s unclear how long it will take before prosecutors make a decision.

Williams, 25, who signed with the Celtics Feb. 20, averaged 4.6 points over 13.3 minutes in 24 regular-season games.

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