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Former MSU basketball star Keith Appling arraigned on new felony charges

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 15:14:13-04

Former Michigan State University basketball star Keith Appling has been arraigned on new felony charges in connection to a traffic stop on August 28.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Appling with Fleeing and Eluding Third Degree, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting and Obstructing Police and Felony Firearm.

He is expected to be arraigned at 2:30 p.m. today. 

Detroit police say officers pulled over Appling around 9:10 p.m. on Sunday at Russell and E. Seven Mile. We're told he fled the scene after initially stopping in his 2013 blue Dodge Challenger and tossed a handgun out the window. 

Police say he was in the car by himself and arrested after officers pursued and stopped his vehicle at Orleans and E. State Fair. 

Appling had been in previous trouble with the law in recent months. He was arrested for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon illegally and after he was accused of bringing a loaded gun to a strip club.