Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested on Nov. 15, according to Mahoning County Sheriff’s records.
The 20-year-old Porter was arrested for “improperly handling firearms in a motor Vehicle [and] transport loaded firearm in a motor vehicle accessible to operator or any passenger without leaving the vehicle,”per currently available records. Records also state he is being held on $4,000 bond.
No other information — including an incident report — is yet available. The Cavs have not commented on the arrest as of publication. The Mahoning County Sheriff’s did not provide comment to Fear the Sword earlier this morning.
Mahoning County is the eastern part of Ohio and includes Youngstown.
Per his Instagram, Porter Jr. had in recent weeks been in New York City working out. The Cavs are scheduled to begin training camp for the 72-game 2020-21 regular season on Dec. 1.
Porter Jr. was the 30th pick in last June’s draft out of USC.
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Per an incident report, the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 76 near Milton Township — a little over an hour from Cleveland — at 2:05 a.m. to report a single-rollover crash. At the scene, officers found a 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE that Porter was driving. Per the reporter, he was injured and cooperated with EMS on the scene.
Upon looking into the car, a loaded .45-caliber handgun was found, as was suspected marijuana. Porter was then arrested and charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, failure to control and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
The report stated that fatigue, and not any impairment, was the cause of Porter Jr. losing control of the vehicle.
The Cavs also released the following statement on Sunday:
“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.”