(BLOOMINGTON) - Connor Bird, the son of former Pacers coach and executive Larry Bird, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge in a case where he was accused of nearly running down a former girlfriend with his car in Bloomington last year.
If Bird, the 22-year-old son of former NBA star Larry Bird, successfully completes a 12-month compliance agreement filed in Monroe Circuit Court, the case against him will be dismissed.
Conner Bird was arrested by IU campus police after an altercation with a women who told police she was Conner Bird's former girlfriend.
He was charged with intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief, battery with injury, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.
The 20-year-old woman told police that she and Bird, who police say is an IU student, had been arguing, first at Bird's Smallwood Apartment complex, and later in the parking lot of Memorial Stadium. She said Bird threw a cell phone at her at the apartment, which hit her on her wrist.
She walked from Bird's Apartment to her home, where she said Bird was waiting for her. She then rode with Bird in his car from there to the White Lot of Memorial Stadium, where she told IU Police another argument started. When she got out of the car to walk home, she said Bird chased her through the lot, attempting to run her over.
The woman found another woman sitting in a nearby car, and she drove the ex-girlfriend away from Bird until they flagged down an IUPD officer. Campus police then located, interviewed and arrested Bird, who was booked into the Monroe County Jail.
This is Conner Bird's second arrest in Bloomington.
The first came in October, 2011, according to court records. Bird was charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct, paid a fine and entered a diversion program.
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