Georgia Regents University police said Augusta State basketball player Harold Doby was arrested Wednesday after they discovered a loaded weapon in his University Village apartment.
According to an incident report, police were called to the Jaguar Way apartment complex about 5:45 p.m. to investigate an earlier complaint of drugs.
According to an incident report, a maintenance employee called authorities after he went into the apartment to replace a bulb and found a marijuana grinder.
The students who live at the apartment – all members of the basketball team – were at practice when police arrived, but another man, Dorian O’Bryan Sabb, was there. Police asked Sabb to leave, at which time Sabb entered Doby’s room to get his belongings.
The report stated Sabb told police he had stashed marijuana under the bedsheets. Officers found 8.4 grams of marijuana.
Sabb was issued a Richmond County ordinance for possession of marijuana and a criminal trespass warning from all Georgia Regents University properties.
Later, police contacted all four residents of the apartment who allowed officers to do a search. The residents are Doby, senior center Chad July, senior center Travis Keels and sophomore forward Roman Hill.
A marijuana grinder was found in July’s rooms but no drugs were discovered, according to a GRU Public Safety report.
In Doby’s room, officers found a .38-caliber Colt revolver in a white sock between his mattress and boxspring. Police said the revolver was loaded with five bullets and one spent round.
Doby, a 21-year-old starting forward on the basketball team, remains jailed a charge of having firearms on school property.
Georgia Regents University officials said Doby remains a student at the school but has been suspended from the team indefinitely pending an investigation. His academic status will be determined by the school’s judicial board in the near future, according to school officials.
According to a news release, the university will investigate the incident for violations of the university’s student code of conduct and will continue to work with local law enforcement agencies to resolve the matter.
Staff Writer Chris Gay contributed to this article.