The already bizarre Robert Swift story just got more amazing as he was arrested for failing to appear in court on weapons charges from November. Swift is now being held on a $20,000 bond. It was revealed that a military-style grenade launcher and sawed-off shotgun were seized from Swift’s bedroom during an Oct. 4 raid. The former Seattle Supersonic, is reportedly a heroin addict who was assisting a drug collector collect debts.
The seven footer was the 12th over all pick in the 2004 NBA draft. Although he committed to play at USC, swift entered the NBA draft and was drafted out of high school.
In 2013, Swift refused to vacate his foreclosed home, which had been bought by a new owner. The new owner bought the house in Sammamish, Washington, in January 2013 for half the price Swift paid in 2006. Swift eventually left the home, which was reportedly riddled with animal feces, guns, bullets, beer bottles, and garbage. Observers also noted old letters from some of the top college basketball programs in the country trying to recruit Swift, before he went straight to the NBA from high school.
In October 2014, police raided the house of Trygve Bjorkstam, an alleged heroin and methamphetamine dealer, who had a collection of 18 guns. They found Swift living in the home, and in possession of a sawed-off shotgun and grenade launcher.