The FBI said former Georgia Tech basketball star Javaris Crittenton was arrested at a Southern California airport Monday night and will face a murder charge in an Atlanta shooting.
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. He was arrested when he checked in for that flight. (Source)
You might remember this idiot as being the 2nd in the Dynamic Duo (along with Gilbert Arenas) who thought it wise to bring and pull out guns into the Washington Wizards lockerroom. So consider me “not surprised” that this fool is back in trouble and is actually accused of killing someone. He is accused of shooting a 22 year old mother of four, Jullian Jones.. It is alleged that the bullets are actually meant for a man that the victim knew who Crittenton thought was the man who robbed him. Truly a sad situation.
What gets this the facepalm from me though, besides Crittenton proving all of us right who he wasn’t shit after that lockerroom incident, is this line from his lawyer:
“Mr. Crittenton wants to clear his name,” Steel[Crittenton's lawyer] told the AJC. “He’s innocent of the charges.”
You know, I’m tired of hearing this shit. Chris Brown did the same thing. If you’re innocent, you don’t run from the police and try to hide out with your folks on the opposite coast. I mean really. Let me go on a limb here and assume that Crittenton is innocent. Does it make his case any better for him that, knowing the police were looking for him, that he booked a one-way flight to Los Angeles to hide out with his folks? No it doesn’t. The article says he was arrested at the airport trying to fly back to Atlanta, I’m hoping that meant that his family & friends talked some sense into him and told him turn himself in. I also hopes this means that if he is truly innocent but knows who shot that woman, that he tells the Atlanta police. Of course, that’s a lot of hoping for someone who is really just an idiot.