SPOKANE, Wash. -- Former NBA star Craig Ehlo was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but did not show up to court. Ehlo’s lawyers said he will be "in a program" for six weeks.
Ehlo had been involved in a domestic violence case and charged with reckless burning. The judge granted permission for Ehlo to leave the state to seek treatment.
Court documents said Craig Ehlo lit clothes on fire causing damage to his home in South Spokane. He was allegedly 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 was 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 had been released on his own recognizance.
Ehlo was scheduled to be back in court October 2.