NEW YORK (AP) - New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Police say Felton turned himself in early Tuesday, shortly after the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks at home.
They say an attorney for Felton's wife arrived at a Manhattan precinct with the weapon at 7 p.m. Monday, claiming she didn't want the Belgian-made FN Herstal pistol in the home.
Police say the charges don't stem from Felton using the firearm in a menacing manner. They say he wasn't registered to have the gun.
A Knicks spokesman had no immediate comment. Attorneys for Felton had no comment. A lawyer for wife Ariane Raymondo-Felton didn't respond to requests for comment.
WABC-TV in New York reports that bail was set at $25,000. Felton's wife claims that Raymond waved the weapon in her presence on four separate occasions, the last time being on Valetine's Day. She did not press charges on those incidents, but a judge granted Felton's wife an order of protection against him. Click HERE to read WABC's story on the Felton arrest
Here's our 5:00 am story on the arrest when it first came out:
New York Knicks point guard and Latta native Raymond Felton was arrested Tuesday morning in New York City on three felony gun charges according to multiple media reports.
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, according to an article on ESPN's website. The New York Post reports that Felton was questioned by police early Tuesday morning after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman.
Felton was questioned at the 20th Precinct Station House on New York's Upper West Side hours after the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Felton is expected to appear in criminal court in Manhattan on Tuesday morning.
The New York Post's Page Six reported last week that Felton's wife filed for divorce after being married for 19 months. Felton is in the second year of a three year $10 million dollar contract in New York. He's averaging 10.5 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds a game for a Knicks squad that is a disappointing 21-36 this season after a 54 win campaign last year. He was the subject of trade rumors last week, but the Knicks did not deal him at the trade deadline. The Latta native won WPDE's Mister Hoop Zone award in 2001 and 2002.