Arenas Will Serve His 30 Days in MoCo Facility

Authorities declined to say when the Wizards guard will begin serving the sentence

By Carissa DiMargo
|  Monday, Apr 5, 2010  |  Updated 3:00 PM EDT
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Gilbert Arenas is headed to a minimum-security facility in Montgomery County, reports the Washington Post:

Arenas will arrive at the Montgomery County Pre-Release Center "in the not-too-distant future," said Arthur Wallenstein, director of the Montgomery Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. He wouldn't specify when, saying the department does not do so as a matter of policy for security reasons.

He'll still have to spend two days behind bars.

People assigned to the halfway house as part of their probation must first report to the county jail for medical screening and classification, Wallenstein said. In addition, the department wants them "to see a jail and understand what they have avoided."

Arenas, a guard for the Washington Wizards, pleaded guilty in January to one felony count of carrying a pistol without a license in the District. That plea resulted from the incident last year at the Verizon Center where Arenas brought four unloaded guns into the Wizards' locker room as part of a gambling dispute with teammate Javaris Crittenton.

On March 26, Arenas was sentenced on March 26 to 30 days in a halfway house, 18 months suspended sentence, two years of probation, 400 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine.

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