Matt Barnes arrested on outstanding traffic warrant, allegedly threatened cop (Ball Don't Lie)
Free-agent forward Matt Barnes, a nine-year NBA veteran who has spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, was arrested late Monday evening on an outstanding misdemeanor traffic warrant and for allegedly threatening a police officer.
According to the Associated Press , Barnes was arrested "as he was walking on a busy thoroughfare in the city about 20 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles."
[Manhattan Beach police Lt. Steve] Tobias said Barnes wasn't cooperative when he was stopped by police and was going to be booked for allegedly threatening the officer, which is a felony.
Authorities said the warrant was for driving on a suspended license.
According to City News Service , Barnes was arrested by an officer who was already aware that the 32-year-old forward had an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor traffic offense; according to NBC Los Angeles , Barnes had not paid the $26,000 warrant. He paid that, plus the remaining $25,000 in bail, and was released from the Manhattan Beach Police Department's jail just before midnight Pacific time, according to ProBasketballTalk's Kurt Helin .
TMZ first reported the news early Tuesday morning.
Barnes was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in September 2010, a booking disputed at the time by then-fiancee Gloria Govan. Barnes was ultimately not charged in connection with that incident.
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