UPDATE: Felton faces two felony weapons charges

Portland Trail Blazers v New York KnicksLatta native and New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton faces two felony weapons charges after his arrest early Tuesday in Manhattan.

Felton did not enter a plea in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday afternoon and was released on $25,000 bail.

Felton was charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a firearm. Each is considered a felony in New York state.

Prosecutors allege that the gun is an unregistered, Belgian-made semi-automatic pistol that was loaded with 18 rounds of ammunition, according to SI.com.

According to the New York Post, police asked to speak with Felton after the Knicks’ loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night before he turned himself in. The Post reported that Felton had pointed a gun at a woman.

Felton’s estranged wife, Ariane, recently filed for divorce. The Post reported that a semiautomatic handgun was left at her apartment.

Felton led Class A Latta to state titles and made a national name for himself at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach. His Vikings scored an upset of national powerhouse DeMatha in 2000 and he went on to impress scouts and local fans over the years, including as a member of the Beach Ball AAU squad.

Felton went on to lead North Carolina to a national title before embarking on a 10-year NBA career. After signing a three-year, $10 million contract with the Knicks before this season, he is averaging 10.5 points and 6.0 assists per game.

Photo courtesy of NY Knicks

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