Basketball: New York Knicks' Felton faces gun possession charges, says report

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton dribbles the ball during a game against the Dallas Mavericks in New York, in this file photo taken Feb 24, 2014. Felton was in police custody on Feb 25 after turning himself in to police on weapons charges,
New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton dribbles the ball during a game against the Dallas Mavericks in New York, in this file photo taken Feb 24, 2014. Felton was in police custody on Feb 25 after turning himself in to police on weapons charges, according to multiple media reports. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton was in police custody on Feb 25, 2014, after turning himself in to police on weapons charges, according to multiple media reports.

Felton was charged with two felony criminal counts of firearm possession and a third misdemeanour gun charge.

ESPN reported Felton's wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, said he had threatened her with a firearm and brought the gun to police.

The New York Post said she has recently filed for divorce.

Felton, 29, turned himself in to police only hours after the Knicks lost to Dallas at Madison Square Garden in an National Basketball Association game.

New York City has strict gun possession laws and felony charges usually carry at least one year in prison for those convicted.

Plaxico Burress, a former New York Giants wide receiver, was sentenced to two years in prison in 2009 for a felony gun possession conviction after accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a nightclub in November 2008. He agreed to a plea deal and served 20 months in prison on lesser charges.

Felton is averaging 10.4 points a game for the Knicks, who at 21-36 rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, six games behind Atlanta for the last play-off position in the East.