Kevin Porter Jr. of the Cleveland Cavaliers was arrested early Sunday morning on a weapons charge, according to Mahoning County Sheriff records.
Porter, 20, was arrested for “improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, transport loaded firearm in a motor vehicle accessible to operator or any passenger without leaving the vehicle,” according to the inmate details on the Mahoning County Sheriff’s website.
Cleveland.com reported that Porter was stopped by the State Highway Patrol while he was driving on State Route 76 near Canfield, Ohio. It’s not known why Porter was originally stopped by the highway patrol. He was booked at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday and released on $4,000 bond about three hours later.
The Cavaliers released a short statement on Porter’s arrest:
“We are aware of the situation involving Kevin Porter Jr. and are in the process of gathering information. We have spoken with Kevin and will continue to address this privately with him as the related process evolves.”
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