Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been charged with fifth-degree drug possession and threat of violence following a Sept. 27 arrest in Plymouth, Minnesota.
The joint statement from Beasley’s attorneys, Steve Haney and Ryan Pacyga via Shams Charania:
“We are cooperating with the law enforcement investigation and will carefully review the discovery and charges in the coming days.”
A family alleged that Beasley pointed an assault rifle at them when they were on the road outside his home.
“They stated they were on a Parade of Homes tour with their 13-year-old, when they pulled up to the roped-off residence, assumed it was closed, and decided to look for another home to view, the complaint says. The victims at the time were on the shoulder of the road in front of the roped-off house. The complaint continues, saying that the victims heard a tapping on the window and saw Beasley pointing the firearm at them, telling them to get off his property. The victims got back onto the road and saw Beasley pointing the rifle at them as they drove off,” according to a press release issued by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
At the time of his arrest back in September, Beasley was originally facing charges of marijuana possession and concealing stolen property (weapons).
The 23-year-old’s wife, Montana Yao, 23, also faces a felony drug possession charge.
Beasley, who will be a restricted free agent this offseason, averaged a career-best 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in 14 games for the Timberwolves after being dealt by the Denver Nuggets at the trade deadline.