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Former Maryland star arrested, charged in kidnapping of juvenile


Former Maryland star Jordan Williams was arrested last week after a juvenile in Williams’ native Connecticut was kidnapped, robbed and assaulted on Thanksgiving.

Williams and three other people have been charged with third-degree assault, breach of peace, third-degree strangulation and risk of injury to a minor. He’s being held on $300,000 bail, the Register Citizen in Torrington reported.

According to a press release sent out by the Torrington Police Department, the “juvenile victim was kidnapped at knifepoint, had clothes and items removed from him and was forced to a residence in Torrington where the juvenile was then assaulted before being able to flee from the house and find help. The incident was allegedly over a bad drug deal and revenge for the loss.”

Williams averaging 16.9 points and 11.8 boards as a sophomore for Maryland in 2010-11 before declaring for the NBA Draft. He was picked 36th in the 2011 Draft and played in 43 games, averaging 4.3 points in 2011-12 before getting traded to, and cut by, Atlanta.

Prior to enrolling at Maryland, Williams and four other people were arrested after a fight in Torrington.