New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested early Tuesday morning by the NYPD and charged with three gun violations, two of them are felony charges, Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports reports.
The 29-year-old Felton was arrested at the 20th precinct in the city after his estranged wife went to cops with his gun, sources told the New York Daily News. He reportedly went there to turn himself in and was cuffed after questioning, not long after the Knicks’ loss to the Dallas Mavericks at the Garden.
Felton is formally charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (felonies) and a fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.
The felony charges look pretty serious – Plaxico Burress-type serious.
Per USA TODAY Sports: ‘According to New York courts, the second-degree felony alleges Felton “knowingly possesses a loaded firearm” and the third-degree felony alleges Felton “knowingly possesses a firearm which has been defaced for the purpose of concealment or prevention of the detection of a crime or misrepresenting the identity of such firearm.”
The second-degree felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years if convicted, and the third-degree charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years if convicted.