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Originally published Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM

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Former Rockies pitcher Chacon arrested

Former major league pitcher Shawn Chacon has been released from custody after being arrested in Colorado on a charge related to unpaid gambling markers in Nevada.

The Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. —

Former major league pitcher Shawn Chacon has been released from custody after being arrested in Colorado on a charge related to unpaid gambling markers in Nevada.

Weld County sheriff's officials say they released him Tuesday, one day after his arrest in Greeley, after learning Las Vegas authorities decided not to extradite him.

The Las Vegas Sun reported Friday that Chacon faces a felony charge related to three bad checks written for $50,000 to Caesars Palace in March.

Chacon, who attended high school in Greeley, played for the Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Last year, the Houston Astros released Chacon after a confrontation with general manager Ed Wade.

In 2009, Chacon played for Oakland's Triple-A team in Sacramento.

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Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested former major league pitcher Shawn Chacon at a Colorado bowling alley on charges related to unpaid gambling markers in Nevada.

Greeley police say Chacon was arrested Monday night, and booked in the Weld County Jail.

The Las Vegas Sun reported Friday that Chacon faces a felony charge in connection with three bad checks written for $50,000 to Ceasars Palace in March.

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Greeley police spokesman Sgt. Joe Tymkowych said the Clark County district attorney's office in Nevada was seeking about $165,000 bail on the charge.

Chacon, who attended high school in Greeley, played for the Colorado Rockies, and he was an All-Star in 2003. He also played for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Last year, the Houston Astros released Chacon after a confrontation with general manager Ed Wade.

In 2009, Chacon played for the Sacramento River, Oakland's Triple-A team.

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