Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 9:05 am  |  12 responses

Javaris Crittenton Arrested at a California Airport

Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton is finally in police custody, facing a murder charge. The AJC has the details of his arrest last night: “He was taken into custody at John Wayne Airport after checking in for a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta, the FBI said. He was arrested without incident and will be held overnight in police custody, authorities said. Crittenton’s lawyer said his client had agreed to surrender to local authorities who’ve charged him in the shooting death of a 22-year-old mother of four. Crittenton was scheduled to be on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta, said attorney Brian Steel, retained by family members earlier Monday. ‘Mr. Crittenton wants to clear his name,’ Steel told the AJC. ‘He’s innocent of the charges.’ The FBI ‘s Atlanta office on Monday obtained a federal arrest warrant for Crittenton, charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. He’s wanted in Atlanta for the Aug. 19 shooting of 22-year-old Julian Jones, hit by bullets apparently intended for someone known by the mother of four, APD Maj. Keith Meadows said. Jones was walking with a group that included, according to police, the man Crittenton believed had robbed him of jewelry in April. Witnesses told police the shots were fired near Jones’ Macon Drive home in southwest Atlanta from a black Chevrolet Tahoe linked to the former prep standout. ‘It appears Mr. Crittenton observed who he thought was the perpetrator walking down the street,’ Meadows said. ‘It so happens Miss Jones was walking down the street at the same time.’”

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  • LP

    10 years MAX…if the Lawyers do it right…But it should be 100 years…watch how the system helps him…

  • right

    “Got me bringin’ guns to work, Gilbert Arenas.” -Jay Z

    “Listen to what the god is spittin’ son, or i might shoot you like Javaris Crittenton.” -Nas should use that line

  • SikhWitIt

    There’s no way he gets off with 10 years; he has no leverage.

  • LP

    They will find some leverage… they’ll say he was coming to turn himself in…

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    He will probably get a plea deal to plea guilty, because the system does not care about lives lost. He will get a 7 year sentence do probably 5 years with good behavior be out playing ball somewhere. The other scenario is having one of the homies take the charge and give him some cash when he gets out, ex P-Diddy. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    pray for those kids man. 22 year old single mother of 4…..goodness grief. What is good with this cat?????? Needs a shrink, why is he not somewhere trying to get back on a basketball roster??? just disheartening….. if he’s convicted he needs to do the MAX….terrible.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    I remember this guy having like an 78 overall rating at an old nba live game..

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  • The Oppressor

    Dont even sweat it homie..at least you know youll be the best baller at what ever prison u end up at.. (Carter IV best album ever)

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    So we’re all just assuming he’s guilty?

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Tha sad thing about all this is that tha shots werent even for her n she died from a leg wound. Makes me feel blessed that i once took 5 more n survived. I feel for those kids thou

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Sad stuff…hopefully justice is done wether he did it or someone else did.