According to a story by Adam Ferrise of Cleveland.com, Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested late on Thursday.
The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property, according to the sources. Jail records confirm Lattimore was booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail on the charge. Lattimore has not been formally charged.
More details are emerging from this, and Michael McMann of McCann Sports Law gave some insight on this, saying that a charge for receiving stolen property is a misdemeanor or felony depending on value of the property. He notes that in Ohio, the value of it being over or under $1,000 is key.
The Cleveland Police confirmed to ESPN's Mike Triplett that Lattimore was found to have a loaded handgun in his possession and was arrested for CCW (Failure to Notify) ORC 2923.12(B)(1), and Receiving Stolen Property ORC 2913.15 after the handgun was later found to be entered as stolen.
Lattimore's bond was set at $5,000, and he is expected to be released Saturday morning by posting 10 percent of the bond. He is being charged with a fourth-degree felony.
Lattimore, who is a native to Cleveland and a graduate of Glenville High School and went to college at Ohio State University, turns 25 in May. He's currently in his fifth-year option with the team, which is a little over $10.2 million for the Saints this season.
More details will emerge from this, and it's a storyline to watch and monitor as we progress through the offseason.