Ex-NBA player, St. Louis-area native Miles charged with gun crime

Oct 5, 2011

Former NBA player Darius Miles is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to take a loaded gun through security at Lambert Airport in St. Louis.

St. Louis County prosecutors charged Miles with unlawful use of a weapon on Friday, about two months after his Aug. 3 arrest. Messages left with Miles' attorney, Scott Rosenblum, were not returned.

Bond was set at $15,000 and Miles was freed Monday after posting 10 percent of the bond.

Miles is 29 and lives in the St. Louis suburb of Swansea, Ill. The 6-foot-9 forward grew up in East St. Louis, Ill., and was the third overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft. He last played in 2009. In 446 career games, he averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds.