Here is the explanation that Felton’s wife gave to police for turning him in according to police officials via the Wall Street Journal.
According to a law-enforcement official, the arrest stems from a semiautomatic handgun that allegedly belongs to Mr. Felton and was left at the apartment of his estranged wife, Ariane Felton.
Ms. Felton and the attorney representing her in divorce proceedings took the gun, which had 17 bullets in the magazine and one in the chamber, to the 20th precinct station house in Manhattan Monday evening because she no longer wanted it in the home, the official said.
Ms. Felton, 26, said that on four occasions, most recently Feb. 14, Mr. Felton waved the weapon around in an aggressive way but didn’t point it at her, according to the official.
There is some gray area here.
Does waving the gun aggressively mean that she was in fear for her life? Is she just doing this because they are getting a divorce? What are the rules about voluntarily turning in your husband to the cops?
In my mind, unless she was truly in fear for her safety, you don’t get your significant other arrested. Until we hear from her and Felton it is hard to say if that was the case or not.
Because of her going to the police Felton has been charged with second-degree and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon—which are felony charges—and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. A conviction on the second-degree charge carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.