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Raymond Felton busted on weapons charge, next court date June 2

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New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested on criminal possession of weapons during the early morning hours on Feb. 25.He was formally 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.

The arrest of Felton came hours after the Knicks lost at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Felton, who has struggled on the court this season, contributed eight points and seven assists in a 110-108 loss to the Mavericks.

Around tipoff at Madison Square Garden, the police said, a divorce lawyer for Felton’s wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, turned in the gun at the 20th Precinct station house, on the Upper West Side, saying the firearm belonged to Felton. Raymondo-Felton came in for questioning about two hours later and gave her statements to detectives at the precinct, the police said.

“The wife is saying they had four verbal altercations since July last year. On the last one, he pointed a gun at her, loaded. It’s a bad ass gun,” a law enforcement source told The New York Post.

The gun is reportedly popular with military and police forces worldwide, and can be loaded with high-velocity ammo capable of piercing bullet-proof vests and other forms of body armor.

Felton turned himself in at the same station house at 12:50 a.m., the police said.

Felton was issued a six-month order of protection from his wife and bail was set at $25,000. Bail has been posted and there are no legal restrictions on his ability to travel.

Court was adjourned in Felton's case until June 2, at which point grand-jury action may take place.

Felton is expected to practice on Feb. 26 and play at Miami o Feb. 27, barraing unforeseen punishment from the NBA or the Knicks, according to a league source.

Felton is averaging 10.4 points and shooting 40 percent from the field. He has also missed 16 games with a series of injuries.

Felton is currently in the second-year of a three-year, $10 million dollar deal. He also has a $4.5 million player option in 2015-16.

New York has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, with illegal possession of a loaded firearm carrying a minimum sentence of three and a half years.

Felton originally joined the Knicks for the 2010-11 season and generally played well before being traded to Denver with other players in the deal that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York.

He then played for Portland in the lockout-abbreviated 2011-12 season and was admittedly not in top shape, which made him the target of criticism. Then, in a somewhat surprising move, he rejoined the Knicks in the summer of 2012 after the Knicks’ front office decided to let the immensely popular Jeremy Lin depart to the Houston Rockets with a free-agent contract it did not want to match.

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