Former MSU basketball star Keith Appling charged for carrying concealed weapon

Posted: 10:13 AM, Jun 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-20 08:14:57-04
Keith Appling charged for carrying weapon
Keith Appling charged for carrying weapon

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced she has charged former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling for illegally having a gun in his car.

Appling is charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a motor vehicle, and should be arraigned Sunday afternoon in Romulus.

This comes just over a month after he was arrested in Dearborn for bringing a loaded gun into a strip club.

According to police, officers pulled over Appling around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near 7 Mile and Hanna. It is alleged that police discovered Appling had a handgun under the driver's seat.

Appling's attorney tells 7 Action News that the gun actually belonged to another guy in the car who has a Concealed Pistol License. His attorney said Appling was in the front seat and didn't know the gun was under his seat.

In the first case, Appling was reportedly observed pulling a gun out of the trunk of a car in the parking lot of the Pantheon Club in Dearborn.

Police responded and approached the 24-year-old. Police searched the car and found a handgun under the driver's seat, a loaded assault rifle in the trunk and a small amount of marijuana. He was placed under arrest.

He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a 5-year felony, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, a 2-year misdemeanor and possession of marijuana. He pled not guilty.

The second incident comes just six days before Appling was scheduled to be in court for a preliminary exam for the first case.