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Cleveland police allege Marshon Lattimore had stolen handgun

Saints Wire logo Saints Wire 3/26/2021 John Sigler
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It was reported early Friday morning that New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested in his Cleveland hometown Thursday evening.

ESPN’s Mike Triplett shared a report from police that Lattimore had a loaded handgun, which was later found to be stolen. The Athletic’s Katherine Terrell added more information from the police report, which said that a car with four passengers, one of them Lattimore, was pulled over for traffic violations. During the traffic stop, officers said they discovered a loaded Glock-19 handgun.

All four men in the car were arrested. The other two passengers were charged with illegal possession of guns, while the driver was arrested for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle (in addition to a citation for nonfunctional taillights). Two weapons were allegedly found in the vehicle.

Amie Just of the Times-Picayune and Advocate reported that, as of 1 p.m. CT on Friday, Lattimore remains in Cleveland police custody. Ohio law requires that citizens carrying concealed firearms during a traffic stop must inform police of it, which is what Lattimore is accused of not doing, and which is a first-degree misdemeanor. Conditions for possessing stolen property are a little more murky, but it could change from a misdemeanor to a felony.

There are a lot of moving parts to this situation, so keep an eye out for updates. Lattimore has not had an opportunity to comment publicly. At this early stage in the legal process, speculating on where things could develop would be irresponsible at best.

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