New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly pointed a gun at his estranged wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton.
Authorities arrested Felton after Raymondo-Felton gave his gun to the police, the New York Daily News reports. The 29-year-old point guard was taken into custody and charged with three felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
The Knicks star turned himself in for questioning early Tuesday morning, just hours after his team’s game against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden, the newspaper reports. Felton is scheduled to answer to the charges at a Manhattan criminal court later on Tuesday.
Raymondo-Felton reportedly brought Felton’s gun to police because she was uncomfortable with having the firearm in the house, a source told the Daily News. Her lawyer presented the weapon—a FNH 5.7x28-mm—to the authorities.
“She had knowledge that the gun was there,” the source told the newspaper. “She said she didn’t want the gun there anymore.”
A separate report by the New York Post cites sources who claimed that Felton was questioned after he allegedly pointed a gun at Raymondo-Felton. The report did not provide further detail on that incident.
"[Raymondo-Felton] is saying they had four verbal altercations since July last year," a law enforcement source told the Post. "On the last one, he pointed a gun at her. It's an armor-piercing gun, loaded. It's a bad ass gun."
Felton’s wife is a graduate of Cornell University and a current student at Fordham University’s School of Law, the Daily News notes. She and the NBA star were married on July 28, 2012, in Wake Forest, N.C.
However, Felton’s gun-related arrested occurred just one week after Raymondo-Felton filed for divorce, the New York Post’s Page Six reports. The reasons for the couple’s separation are not yet clear."
"It's your life," Felton told the Daily News regarding the divorce. "When you're going through certain things in life it's on your mind, no matter what. You try not to let it come into your job, into your workplace, but sometimes it does. You're human and it's a part of life. But at the same time, it is what it is. Thay's my personal life, though; I won't want to discuss that part."