COLUMBIA, S.C. — The City of Columbia has released the arrest report for South Carolina basketball player Rakym Felder.
A freshman guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., Felder was arrested over the weekend on charges of simple assault and resisting arrest.
On Monday morning, SEC Country obtained a copy of the arrest report.
“The listed subject engaged an unknown person in physical combat, using personal weapons. When he left the sidewalk at the incident location and entered the roadway unlawfully, sucker punching the unsuspecting bystander, causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness.
“I attempted to apprehend the listed subject, at which time he began to flee on foot. Still in th roadway, ignoring several verbal commands to stop, the subject was apprehended when he ran into a fenced in parking lot.”
The report also states that Felder was apprehended “with the aid the X26 taser, which was used to gain compliance … he was transported to 700 Harden Street, where he began to resist, kicking and striking at officers attempting to place the listed subject into the transport van.
“The second listed victim, a (Columbia Police Department) officer, was assaulted during the listed subject’s attempted resisting arrest. The subject was eventually secured with a seat belt inside the transport van and was taken to (jail).”
Late Sunday afternoon, a media relations contact in the South Carolina athletics department said basketball coach Frank Martin was “aware of the arrest and is continuing to gather information.”
Athletic department policy requires that Felder be suspended immediately.
Folder, who was a 3-star recruit out of Abraham Lincoln High School, averaged 16 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds during his senior season.