CCU football player arrested in July; suspended from team

CCU football player arrested in July; suspended from team

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Conway native and Coastal Carolina University football's sophomore running back Jah-Maine Martin was arrested in July on two gun charges.

J. Reuben Long Detention Center's website says he was arrested on July 10 and released on July 11. The charges are listed as:

  • Unlawful carrying of a pistol
  • Sale or delivery of pistol to, and possession by, certain persons unlawful

He has since been suspended from the football team, according to interim head coach Jamey Chadwell.

"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," Chadwell said on Saturday.

According to a Conway police report, an officer stopped a silver Cadillac at 11:15 a.m., and asked to search it because he knew the driver usually carried firearms legally. One of the other four people in the car ran from officers across University Boulevard before being taken into custody near Highway 544. In the car, officers found two nine-millimeter handguns, one of which was stolen, two nine-millimeter magazines and 16 nine-millimeter rounds.

All five people in the car were arrested and charged with unlawful carrying and possession of a firearm.

Martin committed to play football for CCU last January after graduating from Conway High School. He was removed from the football roster on CCU's website.

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