Thursday, December 23, 2010


Father Of NBA Player Arrested In Huntington

Kenneth Ziegler, the father of former Huntington High basketball star and current NBA Memphis Grizzlies player O.J. Mayo, is charged with attempted murder on a police officer, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, obstructing justice and fleeing in a vehicle and on foot. Huntington police arrested Ziegler early Thursday morning following a brief chase after being observed in a vehicle on 10th Avenue. When confronted by officers, he put the car in gear and drove off, dragging the officer several feet before spike strips stopped the vehicle near Hal Greer Boulevard and Charleston Avenue. In February 2008, Huntington Police tried to stop Ziegler on Hal Greer Boulevard, but he ran. When police caught up with him, they found crack cocaine and marijuana in the vehicle. In that case, Ziegler was charged with possession, fleeing and burglary.

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