South Carolina will be without freshman Rakym Felder indefinitely following his arreste for several crimes. He was booked and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on six charges for the following charges:
▪ Disorderly/public disorderly conduct
▪ Assault/simple assault and battery
▪ City level – resisting arrest
▪ City level – failure to stop on police command
▪ Traffic/pedestrian on controlled access highway
▪ Traffic/use of another’s or altered license or identification card
Allegedly, Felder struck a pedestrian causing him to fall into the street and lay unconscious. When he was pursued by police, he fled on foot and was chased into a parking lot. He was eventually tasered and apprehended by police.
It is university athletic department policy to suspend any student athlete who is arrested. Gamecocks head coach Frank Martin is aware of the situation but has not yet publicly made a comment.
Felder, a 6-foot-1 guard from Brooklyn, was a three-star prospect when he was recruited by Martin. Felder will be able to resume play with his team after his legal issues have been resolved and he has received permission from the athletic department; including coach Martin.