The ex-wife of NBA star Dwyane Wade was arrested and charged with “child abduction” in Chicago over the weekend. According to the Associated Press, Wade has asked a judge to terminate Siovaughn Funches-Wade’s visitation rights with their two sons.
The couple divorced in 2010 and Wade was awarded custody of the boys in March 2011 due to Funches-Wade’s erratic behavior in court.
Wade’s attorney, James Pritikin, filed an emergency motion today to terminate Funches-Wade’s visitation rights, just hours before the Miami Heat were to take on the hapless Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Miami.
According to the AP, Wade, who wanted to spend Father’s Day with his sons, sent his sister to pick the boys up at Funches-Wade’s home in Chicago to catch a flight to Miami on Saturday. But when Wade’s sister arrived at Funches-Wade’s home, there was no response at the door.
When police arrived on the scene hours later, Funches-Wade walked out of the home without the boys who were inside the house with a family friend.
According to Cook County Sheriff’s spokesman Frank Bilecki, Funches-Wade was charged with two counts of attempted child abduction, two counts of unlawful visitation interference and one count of resisting arrest.
Funches-Wade, who has emotional problems, was transferred from the jail to a local hospital after complaining of shortness of breath.
Wade hired a private jet to fly his sons to Miami Sunday morning for Father’s Day together. Upon landing, Wade’s oldest son son told him the family friend, Nadgee Alarcon, slapped him on the head.
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