Not long after the FBI put out a wanted poster for Javaris Crittenton that included the words "armed and dangerous," the former NBA point guard will turn himself in, according to his attorney via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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."[...]
"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."
Authorities say NBA journeyman, waived last fall by his fourth team in as many years, purchased a one-way airline ticket to Los Angeles last Wednesday. An FBI spokesman said Monday agents believe Crittenton remains in the Los Angeles area, where he has family and friends.
Steel said his client offered to turn himself in to Los Angeles authorities but APD officials requested he return to Atlanta instead. APD spokesman Carlos Campos declined comment.
Here's to hoping Crittenton's telling the truth. But at least we're getting somewhere in this. Turning himself in is a whole lot better than being a wanted man by the FBI.