NBA J.R. Smith Arrested Friday In July Chelsea Criminal Mischief Case

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CHELSEA, Manhattan (THECOUNT) — NBA player J.R. Smith remanded himself into police custody Friday morning in connection with an incident where he allegedly threw a cellphone to the ground back in July, police said.

Smith, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and used to be on the New York Knicks, allegedly snatched a phone from someone standing outside of 114 Tenth Ave. in Chelsea and threw it across the street into a construction site, causing the device’s screen to break, police said. It happened on July 29.

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Smith turned himself into police with an attorney at about 10:15 a.m. Friday and was issued desk appearance ticket, police said. The 32-year-old New Jersey native has been charged with criminal mischief. source

Police did not say what prompted the incident.

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