Thursday, February 23, 2012
Javaris Crittenton freed from jail
ESPN.com news services
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton has been freed from jail following his arrest on charges of obstructing a police officer and speeding.
Crittenton was jailed Wednesday after being pulled over by police, who said he was speeding and refused to get out of his Porsche. Riverdale police Maj. Greg Barney said Crittenton was going more than 60 mph in a 45-mph zone.
Clayton County Jail records show that the former Washington Wizards player was released Wednesday evening.
Crittenton has been out on bond on charges that he killed a woman in south Atlanta. He faces a murder charge after police accused him of killing 23-year-old Jullian Jones during an August drive-by shooting.
Crittenton, a former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers, was suspended from the NBA after a locker room dispute with ex-teammate Gilbert Arenas when they were members of the Wizards during the 2009-10 season.
Crittenton was arrested Aug. 30 at a southern California airport and charged in connection with the shooting death of Jones. Police said Crittenton was retaliating for being robbed of $55,000 worth of jewelry when Jones was mistakenly hit by gunfire while standing outside her house with a man who wasn't injured.
A message left for Crittenton's attorney Thursday was not immediately returned.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.