New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, just hours after the team narrowly lost a heartbreaker to the Dallas Mavericks.
According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, Felton was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a firearm, which are felonies, and fourth-degree possession of a firearm, which is a misdemeanor.
Felton is expected to appear in criminal court in Manhattan later Tuesday morning. The charges don’t stem from him using the firearm in a menacing manner but of possessing a gun he wasn’t registered to have, according to the spokesman.
The Knicks guard, who is having a miserable 2013-14 season, turned himself in at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday and was questioned at the 20th Precinct in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, hours after the Knicks’ loss to the Mavs.
Larry Celona of the New York Post provided further details and alleged the arrest was made after Felton pointed his gun at a woman.
Things shouldn’t look good for Felton as New York has very strict gun laws.
n 2009, New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years in prison after accepting a plea deal on a firearm charge following an incident in which he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his thigh when his gun accidentally went off in a Manhattan nightclub.
Depending on how the situation plays out legally for him, Felton could also face discipline from the Knicks and the NBA.