Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Siohvaughn Funches Arrested for Attempted Child Abduction
Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, the ex-wife of NBA star Dwyane Wade, was arrested and jailed this weekend after she allegedly attempted to abduct their two sons.
According to the police report, D-Wade’s sister was scheduled to pick up 10-year-old Zaire and 4-year-old Zion from Funches-Wade’s house on Saturday afternoon to take them to the airport for for a 3pm flight back to Miami. Upon her arrival, however, the boy’s aunt claims Siohvaughn refused to open the doors and let the kids leave.
A rep for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying, “Siohvaughn Funches-Wade was taken into custody and charged with two counts of attempted child abduction, two counts of unlawful visitation interference and one count of resisting arrest.”
Funches-Wade was able to post $10,000 bond and was released the same day.
As TMZ points out, Wade — who faces off against the Oklahoma City Thunder later tonight in Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals — has been in an ongoing battle with his ex ever since the two divorced back in 2007.
Following the “kidnapping” incident on Saturday, Wade filed a petition in an effort to try and suspend his ex-wife’s visitation rights.
“Once again, S.L. has used our minor children as the proverbial pawns in this contentious dissolution of marriage action,” Wade wrote in his petition. “This court must take action to protect our minor children from further exposure to the present environment S.L. creates while they are in her care and preventing S.L. from exercising her parenting time in a manner that is harmful to our children…The minor children have been subjected to a great deal of drama/trauma as a result of S.L.’s conduct.”
Wade, who is currently dating actress Gabrielle Union, told The Associated Press that his sons have been with him in Miami since about 6 a.m. Sunday.
“That’s what mattered most to me, getting them here to be with me on Father’s Day,” Wade said.