SPOKANE, Wash. -- Former NBA star Craig Ehlo made his first appearance in court Friday after authorities say he was involved in a domestic dispute Thursday morning.
Ehlo’s close friends were in court Friday to support him. They said they are praying for Ehlor during this difficult time.
Court documents said Craig Ehlo lit clothes on fire causing damage to his home in South Spokane.
Ehlo is facing charges of 1st degree reckless burning and domestic violence. Court documents said Ehlo was fighting with family when he lit his clothes on fire with gasoline causing damage to the house.
The documents also said family members had to hold him down until deputies arrived at the home.
No one was hurt during the incident.
Ehlo is not allowed to see or talk to anyone involved in the case, due to the ties to domestic violence ties, until the matter is settled out of court.
The judge said Ehlo has nothing like this on his criminal record and he was released on his own recognizance Friday afternoon.
Ehlo will be arraigned August 14.