Hornets’ Miles Bridges pleads not responsible to felony expenses of abuse


Miles Bridges, a restricted free agent most lately with the Charlotte Hornets, pleaded not responsible Wednesday to three felony counts associated to home violence and little one abuse, according to the district lawyer for Los Angeles County.

L.A. County District Legal professional George Gascón’s workplace said Tuesday that it had filed towards Bridges one felony depend of injuring a baby’s father or mother and two felony counts of kid abuse underneath circumstances or situations more likely to trigger nice bodily harm or loss of life. He’s due again in Los Angeles County Superior Court docket on Aug. 19.

Bridges, 24, was arrested in June for what the L.A. Police Division described as “intimate accomplice violence with harm” following an incident in entrance of his two kids. He was launched on $130,000 bond.

This month, Mychelle Johnson, the kids’s mom, shared images of accidents and a picture of an obvious medical report that said: “Grownup sufferer of bodily abuse by male accomplice; assault by strangulation; mind concussion; closed fracture of nasal bone; contusion of rib; a number of bruises; pressure of neck muscle.”

“I’ve allowed somebody to destroy my house, abuse me in each means doable and traumatize our youngsters for all times,” Johnson wrote in an Instagram put up.

“Home violence creates bodily, psychological and emotional trauma that has an enduring impression on survivors,” Gascón stated in an announcement. “Kids who witness household violence are particularly weak and the impression on them is immeasurable. Mr. Bridges might be held accountable for his actions and our Bureau of Sufferer Companies will help the survivors via this troublesome course of.”

Police are nonetheless investigating the case, per the district lawyer’s workplace.

“We’re conscious of the fees that have been filed at present towards Miles Bridges,” the Hornets said in a statement Tuesday. “These are very critical expenses that we are going to proceed to watch. As it is a authorized matter, we may have no additional remark presently.”

Shortly earlier than information emerged on the 6-foot-7 ahead’s arrest, the Hornets had prolonged a qualifying supply to Bridges. Charlotte’s main scorer final season, Bridges was anticipated to land a large deal this summer season, however groups seem to have backed away as his authorized case unfolds. If convicted, Bridges might be sentenced to a number of years in jail.

A local of Flint, Mich., and a star at Michigan State, Bridges was drafted 12th total in 2018. He recorded profession highs in per-game scoring (20.2 factors), rebounds (7) and assists (three.eight) final season.

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