Raymond Felton is having a pretty terrible season on the court for the New York Knicks. And very early this morning, it got a little bit worse because of something that happened off the court.
Shortly after the Knicks lost a heartbreaker to the Mavericks at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, Felton—whose wife Ariane Raymondo-Felton filed for divorce from him last week—was arrested on the Upper West Side in New York City and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. It's still a little bit unclear what transpired prior to his arrest. But according to the New York Post, Felton was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second, third, and fourth degrees after police discovered that he was in possession of an unregistered gun.
At this point, police haven't revealed much about Felton's arrest yet. But Felton is due in court later today to answer to the gun possession charges. So we'll be sure to update you on those charges when more details become available.
According to the New York Daily News, a lawyer for Felton's wife Ariane Raymondo-Felton gave an unregistered gun that Felton kept inside the couple's home to police late last night. Raymondo-Felton reportedly didn't feel comfortable with it in the home. As a result, police contacted Felton and he turned himself into them early this morning at around 1 a.m.
ESPN New York is now reporting that Raymondo-Felton told police that Felton threatened her with the gun in question. Felton remains in police custody and is due in court sometime this afternoon.
[via New York Post]