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Wolves' Cunningham Appears in Court Following 2 Arrests in 1 Week

Updated: 04/07/2014 4:17 PM
Created: 04/06/2014 6:36 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham appeared in court Monday, following his second arrest in the past week.

His bail was set at $150,000, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.

Medina Police arrested 26-year-old Cunningham on suspicion of terroristic threats Sunday after he turned himself into police around 11:45 a.m., according to Hennepin County Jail records.

Police say they were call to a residence on the 400 block of Medina Road on a possible violation of an order of protection Sunday morning around 3 a.m.

Police say Cunningham sent his girlfriend threatening text messages that rose to a terroristic level.

Cunningham turned in his cell phone and computers to investigators, police say.

This comes after Cunningham was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault in Wayzata early Thursday morning.

Medina Police say they were called to a residence in Medina around 4 a.m. on Thursday. Police say Cunningham left the home shortly after the incident but did not resist arrest when he returned.

A criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court says his girlfriend told police that during an argument at Cunningham's home, he slammed her against the wall and choked her for 15 to 20 seconds. Police say she didn't require medical treatment.
    
Cunningham was released from jail Friday and rejoined the team Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

The Timberwolves released the following statement after Cunningham's second arrest, "The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid, and we continue to monitor all available information. We reiterate that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone the behavior described in the accusations. We continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and will have further comment when appropriate."

Read the statement the Timberwolves released following Cunningham's arrest Thursday here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Minnesota Timberwolves' Dante Cunningham (33) scores an uncontested basket against the Orlando Magic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Photo: AP/John Raoux
Dante Cunningham
Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

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