Reports: Former Blazers G Raymond Felton Arrested On Gun Charges

Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Raymond Felton has reportedly been arrested on multiple gun charges.

Former Portland Trail Blazers and current New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested Tuesday morning on multiple gun charges, according to multiple reports citing New York Police Department sources.

Larry Celona of the New York Post reports...

New York Knicks star Raymond Felton was being questioned by police Tuesday morning after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman, sources said.

Poilce said Felton was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second, third and fourth-degrees. ... The woman involved was his girlfriend, sources said.

Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal reports on Twitter...

Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been arrested on alleged gun charges, according to a law-enforcement source.

Felton was arrested on the Upper West Side for criminal possession of a weapon. Faces 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree charges, according to a source

Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com reports...

Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested early Tuesday morning on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to a police department spokesman.

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, the spokesman said. Further details on the weapons charges are not known at this point.

Update (Tuesday): The Associated Press reports on Tuesday...

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.

Chris Herring and Pervaiz Shallwani of the Wall Street Journal report...

According to a law-enforcement official, the arrest stems from a semiautomatic handgun that allegedly belongs to Mr. Felton and was left at the apartment of his estranged wife, Ariane Felton.

Ms. Felton and the attorney representing her in divorce proceedings took the gun, which had 17 bullets in the magazine and one in the chamber, to the 20th precinct station house in Manhattan Monday evening because she no longer wanted it in the home, the official said.

Ms. Felton, 26, said that on four occasions, most recently Feb. 14, Mr. Felton waved the weapon around in an aggressive way but didn't point it at her, according to the official. The official said the weapon and ammunition aren't legal in New York City.

Update (Tuesday afternoon):

The Associated Press reports...

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been arraigned on two weapons possession charges after a lawyer for his wife turned in a loaded semi-automatic handgun to a Manhattan precinct.

Felton did not enter a plea in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday following his early morning arrest at a stationhouse. He was released on $25,000 bail.

Prosecutors say the unregistered, Belgian-made FN Herstal pistol was loaded with 18 rounds of ammunition in a magazine.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported last week that Felton is going through a divorce after less than two years of marriage.

The incident/arrest occurred just hours after the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

Felton, 29, is averaging 10.5 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds in 32.8 minutes per game for the Knicks this season. He spent the 2011-12 season with the Blazers, who acquired him in a 2011 trade with the Denver Nuggets. Portland would later sign-and-trade Felton to New York in 2012.

PS Thanks to michaelkievaaa in the FanShots right here.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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