Felton expected in court on Tuesday morning in New York.
New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested on Tuesday morning on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, as reported by ESPN.
The 29-year-old 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 a spokesman.
Felton will now be expected to attend a criminal court on Tuesday morning in Manhattan, where he will be held accountable for possessing a gun that he wasn’t registered to have.
It is understood that the Knicks star turned himself in on Tuesday morning just hours after his team’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
While New York City has strict gun possession laws, New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years in prison after accepting a plea on a firearm charge following an incident in 2009.
The Giants star suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his thigh when his gun accidentally went off in a nightclub.
He faced a minimum sentence of three-and-a-half years if convicted on trial, and that therefore details the seriousness of the situation now facing Felton, who signed a three-year deal worth $10m with the Knicks prior to the 2012-13 season.
It had been reported that New York had offered him in several trade packages prior to the deadline which passed on February 20, but they were unable to conclude a deal as Felton continued his struggles in the Big Apple this season.