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Ehlo Released, Told Not To Go Home

Former basketball star Craig Ehlo, seated, talks with his lawyer while waiting to make his first appearance via video on a domestic violence charge before Judge James Triplet, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at the Spokane County Courthouse. Story here. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)

Craig Ehlo was released without bail Friday and ordered not to contact family members or return to his rural Spokane County home by a superior court judge. Appearing in a yellow jumpsuit via teleconference at the Spokane County Courthouse, Ehlo agreed with orders made by Superior Court Judge James Triplet not to leave Washington state and not to posses fire-starting materials. Triplet set an arraignment for Ehlo on charges of first degree reckless burning, a class C felony, Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m. Ehlo was arrested early Thursday morning at his home in the 3300 block of East 77th Avenue after Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered him being held down by family members near a pile of his burning clothes. The gasoline-fueled fire caused damage to an awning and siding on the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office/Kip Hill, SR. More here.

Question: What goes through your mind when you read a story like this?

Ex-NBA/WSU Player Faces Charges

Local basketball star Craig Ehlo, who starred in the NBA and most recently coached at Eastern Washington University, was arrested early Thursday on a domestic violence charge. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ehlo, 51, on charges of first-degree reckless burning, domestic violence, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into Spokane county jail at 7:36 a.m. The charge is a Class C felony. A sheriff’s office spokesman declined to provide more information about the arrest. Ehlo resigned from EWU on July 11. He also worked as a television analyst for the Seattle SuperSonics and Gonzaga/SR. More here.

Question: Domestic violence & 1st degree reckless burning? Hunh?