Former WNBA All-Star Cappie Pondexter has reportedly been found safe after she was went missing following a release from police custody. Pondexter was reportedly arrested for battery Tuesday, according to Madeline Kenny of the Chicago Sun Times.
Police were alerted that Pondexter hadn’t been heard from in days, and she was declared a missing person. It was eventually discovered that Pondexter did not have her identification, and refused to give her name to police, causing her to be booked as “Jane Doe,” according to TMZ. Because of that, police filed a missing person’s report Wednesday night.
On Thursday evening, she was found safe and her “friends/family are helping her get the help she needs,” according to Lyndsey D’Arcangelo.
Cappie is SAFE. Friends/family are helping her get the help she needs. Cappie wants fans to know she is grateful for their prayers/support. Please send more as she continues healing. Family will release a statement soon.
— Lyndsey D'Arcangelo (@darcangel21) October 8, 2020
Earlier in the day, the WNBPA sent out a tweet asking that anyone with information on Pondexter’s disappearance please contact the authorities.
We are sharing this out of concern for our fellow WNBPA sister, Cappie Pondexter. If you have any information, please contact authorities. Please help us spread the word and ensure that she is safe.
Thank you. @cappa23
— WNBPA (@TheWNBPA) October 8, 2020
Details of the alleged incident that led to Pondexter’s arrest are scarce, according to TMZ.
Pondexter, 37, spent 13 seasons in the WNBA. She played for five teams, including the Phoenix Mercury, New York Liberty, Chicago Sky, Los Angeles Sparks and Indiana Fever.
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