CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – A Coastal Carolina University football player was arrested earlier this month on weapons charges.
Jah-Maine Martin, 18 of Bucksport, SC, was arrested by the Conway Police Department on July 10.
According to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center website, Martin was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and unlawful sale or delivery to and possession by certain persons. He was released on July 11.
The police report says police pulled over a silver Cadillac for speeding on highway 544. According to the report, the officer asked for permission to search the car “due to the fact that officers were familiar with subjects in the vehicle that are known to possess firearms, illegally.”
The driver gave consent to search the car, and all five people got out of the car and were patted down for weapons. One man ran away, the report states, but was chased down by officers.
During the search, police found two SCC4 9mm handguns, 2 black 9mm magazines and 16 9mm rounds. One of the guns was stolen, the police report states.
No one claimed the guns, so all five were charged with unlawful carry and possession of a firearm. Two of the five were also charged for possession of pistol by certain persons unlawful.
Jah-Maine Martin was a running back on the Coastal Carolina Football Team and has since been removed their roster.
When asked, Interim Head Coach Jamey Chadwell said “he was arrested with four people a little while ago with guns in the car. So, he’s been suspended from the team and the school pending further investigation. Once the investigation is done, we’ll have more comment on that.”
News13 has reached out to the Conway Police Department for more information on this arrest.