Arrest warrant issued for former Kentucky star, ex-college head coach
A former Kentucky basketball player has defaulted on two loans, and there’s now been a warrant issued for his arrest.
Walter McCarty, who played for the Wildcats from 1993-96, failed to appear at an 8:45 a.m. hearing at Vanderburgh Superior Court on Thursday, according to Chad Lindskog of the Evansville Courier & Press. McCarty had been issued a show cause order because he skipped an Aug. 20 hearing.
Because of the defaulted loans, McCarty owes Old National Bank $77,540.77 in restitution for one of them and $51,833.70 for the other, per Lindskog.
After his time at Kentucky, McCarty went on to play 10 seasons in the NBA. He later got into coaching, starting as an assistant at Louisville from 2007-10, before heading back to the NBA to serve as an assistant for the Indiana Pacers (2010-11) and Boston Celtics (2013-18).
McCarty became the head coach at Evansville in 2018, leading the Aces to a 20-25 record in two seasons. However, he was fired 13 games into his second season in January amid a Title IX investigation, as a female student at the school reported she was sexually assaulted by McCarty.
The 46-year-old McCarty now lives in the Boston area, and according to Lindskog, the warrant “directs any other police agency in the state to bring McCarty before the court” and that he can “be arrested in plain sight and if arrested, he will be booked and held in jail in lieu of a $500 cash bond or until he is taken to court.”