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Charges: Timberwolves' Beasley pointed assault rifle at family on a home tour

The family was on the Parade of Homes tour when Beasley allegedly pointed the gun at them, telling them to get off his property.
Malik Beasley

Minnesota Timberwolves' Malik Beasley is accused of pointing a gun at a family who was on the Parade of Homes tour in late September. 

Beasley, 23, of Plymouth is charged with felony threats of violence and fifth-degree drug possession, with his first court appearance scheduled for Nov. 19. His wife, Montana Yao, 23, of Plymouth, is also charged with fifth-degree drug possession. She'll be in court on Dec. 29.

According to the charges, just before 3 p.m. on Sept. 26, Plymouth police were called to a home on the 18500 block of County Road 6 on a report of a man who pointed an assault rifle at a family. 

When officers arrived, Beasley – whose first season with the timberwolves was the 2019-2020 season – walked down the driveway yelling at them, the complaint says. 

The victims who called police said they were on a Parade of Homes tour with their 13-year-old child when they pulled up to the roped-off home, assuming it was closed and decided to look for another home to view, charges say. 

That's when the victims heard a tapping on their window and saw Beasley pointing the rifle at them, telling them to "Get the [expletive] off my property," the complaint says. The victims drove off while Beasley pointed the gun at them. 

The victims identified Beasley in a photo lineup as the man with the rifle, charges note. Police also spoke with a 911 caller who drove by the scene, reporting he saw a man pointing a gun at the window of a black SUV that was stopped along the road. The witness described the assault rifle. 

Officers, using a search warrant, went into his home to search for the rifle and also began looking for marijuana "given the overwhelming odor of marijuana emanating from the residence," charges say. 

During the search, police found three firearms – a SG Works automatic long gun assault rifle, a Tristar compact 12-gauge shotgun and a 9mm Glock handgun – and more than 835 grams of marijuana inside the home, the complaint alleges, along with notebooks with rules for smoking marijuana in the home. 

Video from surveillance cameras in the home showed footage of Beasley grabbing the SG Works automatic long gun assault rifle from the mudroom closet at 2:50 p.m. and walking out of his garage, charges say. At 2:58 p.m., he is seen entering the garage and putting the gun back in the closet. Police received 911 calls about the incident at around 3 p.m. 

Then, at 3:53 p.m., Beasley is shown in the video retrieving the rifle from the same closet and going into the garage, where he's heard "heard yelling, laughing, and making shots fired sounds with his friends," the complaint says.

According to court documents, police interview Yao who admitted the marijuana was hers, saying she bought it from a medical marijuana store, though she didn't say where. She also did not have documentation indicating she could have medical marijuana.

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