Minnesota Timberwolves guard-forward Malik Beasley was sentenced Tuesday by a judge to serve 120 days in jail after the regular season ends, after pleading guilty to a felony threat of violence.
However, Beasley’s attorney, Steven Haney, in a statement said that his client could serve the sentence through confinement in his residence, because the felony could be reduced to a misdemeanor at the end of his probation.
Under a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop the felony drug charges against Beasley.
The Timberwoles starter, averaging 20.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, was facing felony controlled substances, narcotics and felony crimes for receiving and concealing charges of stolen property, according to county jail records. Hennepin (Minnesota).
However, this past November, Beasley, a restricted free agent, reached a four-year, $ 60 million deal with the Timberwolves, who will have the option for the final year.
Beasley was arrested in late September at his home in Plymouth, Minnesota.
According to official documentation from the Plymouth Police Department, officers were called to the Beasley residence for a reported weapons crime.
Informants told officers that they had stopped their car in front of the house, and a “suspect approached their vehicle, hit the vehicle window, pointed a gun at them and advised them to leave the property.”
“As the victims drove away, the suspect was observed holding the gun up to his shoulder, pointing it at his vehicle,” the police statement said.
The agents established a perimeter to locate the individual and detected a strong smell of marijuana, always according to the official statement.
A vehicle tried to leave the property and was stopped by the police. Three people in the car were detained and later released. A man, who identified himself as the home’s owner, was outside yelling at officers.
Authorities obtained a search warrant for the property and located narcotics and numerous weapons, one of which was confirmed stolen, police said.