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Craig Ehlo, former NBA star, pleads guilty to reckless burning

Retired NBA star Craig Ehlo, who most recently helped coach Eastern Washington University’s basketball team, received a suspended one-year jail sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to setting fire to a pile of clothes outside his rural Spokane home. After a family fight on Aug. 1, Ehlo doused some clothes with gasoline and started a fire, according to court records. Family members then held him to the ground to prevent him from jumping onto the fire until sheriff’s deputies arrested him.

Ehlo pleads guilty to reckless burning

Craig Ehlo pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree reckless burning Wednesday stemming from an incident at his home last month. Ehlo will be granted credit for a day served in jail, with the rest of his sentence suspended.

Craig Ehlo seeks treatment; arraignment postponed

The arraignment of former NBA player and Eastern Washington University assistant basketball coach Craig Ehlo was delayed Wednesday to accommodate his treatment at a facility in Massachusetts. Ehlo is facing charges of reckless burning after sheriff’s deputies found him outside his home south of Spokane earlier this month next to a pile of his burning clothes. Ehlo had been involved in an altercation with his wife earlier in the evening and was being held down by family members when police and firefighters arrived, according to court documents.

Former NBA star Craig Ehlo arrested

Local basketball star Craig Ehlo, who played in the NBA and most recently coached at Eastern Washington University, was arrested early Thursday on a domestic violence charge after firefighters encountered family members holding Ehlo down near a pile of his burning clothes.