Former Wizards Guard Javaris Crittenton Turns Himself In, Claims He's Innocent Of Murder Charges

Javaris Crittenton will turn himself in to Atlanta police following allegations that he shot a 22-year old mother of four. He is claiming he is innocent of those charges.

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Javaris Crittenton Released From Jail On $230,000 Bond

The trouble is not over for Javaris Crittenton, not by a long shot. But for the next month or so at least, he won't be behind bars. According to Marcus K. garner of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Crittenton was released on Bond on Tuesday in what is a somewhat surprising move.

“I guess the judge made the [bond] decision that he’s not a danger to the community, which is odd, given the charges,” said Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter. “It's not unheard of, but it's rare.”

Crittenton was released on 230,000 bond until the trial kicks of in October. Crittenton's attorney tried to call on as many character witnesses as possible during this bond case. One of those people was Paul Hewitt, Crittenton's coach at Georgia Tech who is now running the program at nearby George Mason.

“He doesn’t accept anything but the best from himself,” Hewitt said from the witness stand. “He’s not a young man that needs basketball to be successful.”

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Javaris Crittenton Surrenders To Police In Santa Ana, California

Javaris Crittenton has turned himself in to the police, and was taken into custody on Monday night after checking for a flight to Atlanta from John Way Airport in Santa Ana, California. Crittenton bought a one way ticket to Los Angeles this past Wednesday, but decided to make his way back to Atlanta to turn himself in on the murder charge he faces in the shooting death of a 22-year-old mother of four in Atlanta, according to Christian Boone of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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's agent said that his client wants to "clear his name" of the charges and that he innocent. For more on Crittenton and the ongoing murder investigation, check out the stream on SB Nation and head over to Bullets Forever.

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Javaris Crittenton To Turn Himself In To Police, Claims He's Innocent Of Murder Charges

Javaris Crittenton, who had been at-large following allegations that he shot a 22-year old woman in a drive-by shooting in Atlanta last month, will turn himself in to Atlanta authorities, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Crittenton's lawyer confirmed that he will be on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta on Monday night. He also said that Crittenton is innocent.

Crittenton will be on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and should arrive in his hometown "very early [Tuesday] morning," 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 alleged shooting took place on August 19. The FBI had gotten involved, suggesting that Crittenton booked a one-way flight to Los Angeles on August 24. Steel told the paper that Crittenton volunteered to turn himself into Los Angeles authorities, but was asked to fly back to Atlanta.

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FBI Involved In Search For Javaris Crittenton, At Large And Wanted For Murder

Via the Associated Press, the FBI are aiding in the search for ex-Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton, wanted for the mid-August murder of a mother of four in Atlanta:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping police in Atlanta and Los Angeles search for a former NBA player wanted for murder.

FBI Special Agent Steve Emmett in Atlanta told The Associated Press on Sunday that the agency is involved as police look for Javaris Crittenton. Authorities say Crittenton is charged in the fatal shooting of 22-year Jullian Jones, a mother of four who was gunned down Aug. 19 in Atlanta.

Authorities do not believe Jones was the intended target, and instead Crittenton was retaliating against a man walking with Jones who Crittenton thought robbed him in April. As of Sunday afternoon, Atlanta police were reporting that Crittenton was still not in custody.

For more on this story, visit Bullets Forever, SB Nation Atlanta and From the Rumble Seat.

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Javaris Crittenton Wanted For Alleged Murder, Had Good Reputation In Atlanta

For those in Atlanta that saw Crittenton in college and beyond, the news that he is wanted for murder in an alleged drive-by shooting of a 23-year old woman comes as a huge shock. Crittenton was a former captain of his high school team while accruing a 3.5 grade-point average. Most people who knew him well speak glowingly of him.

That's why the news is such a stunner, as Jason Kirk of SB Nation Atlanta writes.

The most important point of the matter is that a young mother is dead, but the most incredible is that one of the best athletes the city has ever produced is about to be arrested in suspicion of murder, and an especially senseless murder at that.

How does that happen?

It's a question so many people are asking now.

For more on this story, visit Bullets Forever, SB Nation Atlanta and From the Rumble Seat.

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Javaris Crittenton Wanted For Alleged Murder In Drive-By Shooting

Former Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton is wanted for an alleged murder in a drive-by shooting in Atlanta. Crittenton was the other party involved in the gun dispute involving Gilbert Arenas in 2009.

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