Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince was arrested at Miami International Airport on Thursday on a fugitive out-of-state warrant.
Taurean Prince : Arrested | Fugitive warrant | Airport
Taurean Waller-Prince (born March 22, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Baylor Bears.
|Born||March 22, 1994
San Marcos, Texas, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||218 lb (99 kg)|
He was drafted by the Utah Jazz with the 12th pick in the 2016 NBA draft but was traded to the Atlanta Hawks where he played for three seasons before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in the 2019 off-season. In January 2021, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Taurean Prince arrested
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince was reportedly arrested at Miami International Airport on Thursday.
According to KSTP in Minnesota, Prince was picked up on a “fugitive warrant out of state extradite.”
David Ovalle of the Miami Herald reported he was arrested at the airport and the warrant was from Texas. According to Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640, the warrant is regarding “dangerous drugs.”
The Timberwolves released a statement that said, “We are aware of the alleged report regarding Taurean Prince and are in the process of gathering more information.”
According to Andy Slater, jail records state he was arrested on a fugitive warrant. KSTP notes he was booked into Miami-Dade County jail shortly before 6 p.m.
The warrant was reportedly out of his home state of Texas and stemmed from traces of drugs found during a traffic stop, according to the Miami Herald.
Prince, 28, spent last year with Minnesota after playing for both the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers the season prior. He spent his first three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks before joining the Nets for the 2019-20 season.
Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince was reportedly arrested on a fugitive out-of-state warrant at Miami International Airport on Thursday, according to Chris Hine of the Star Tribune.
Police took prince Prince to Turner Knight Correctional Center that is located next to the airport, per the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation website.
Hine reported that it was not clear what charge Prince faced as well as the reason for him being at the airport, but that the warrant was from Texas.
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