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Rockets guard Rafer Alston arrested on assault charges for second time this month

Rockets guard Rafer Alston arrested on assault charges for second time this month

Houston Rockets guard Rafer Alston was released without bail on Tuesday after being charged with stabbing a man at a New York nightspot _ his second brush with the law this month.
Police arrested Alston, 31, early Monday on felony assault charges after responding to a brawl at a nightclub in the borough of Manhattan. A criminal complaint alleges that amid the ruckus, he slashed a man at the club in the neck.
Alston, who grew up in neighboring borough of Queens, was ordered to return to court on Jan. 3. His attorney did not immediately respond to a telephone message.
The arrest came three weeks after Alston was charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication in Houston.
Alston was accused of grabbing a parking attendant's arm, shaking him and spitting on him after Alston's vehicle was towed from a lot. The attendant said Alston parked illegally and did not pay.
Alston told a Houston television station he got into a shouting match with the attendant but "nothing transpired."


Updated : 2021-04-19 17:12 GMT+08:00