As if the New York Knicks weren’t going through enough issues this season on the court, their starting point guard Raymond Felton has been arrested on weapons possession charges.
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.
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.
Details about how and when the gun was discovered are forthcoming, but Felton did not fire the weapon. Felton, 29, turned himself in to the 20th Precinct in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, hours after the Knicks’ loss to theDallas Mavericks, the spokesman said.
Felton has played in 41 games this season and is currently averaging 10 points and 6 assists per game.
More on this story as it develops.