Reid charged with two felony counts of illegal weapon possession

9/28/2007 - NFL

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Former Indianapolis Colts defensive back
Dexter Reid was arrested Thursday on a fugitive warrant stemming
from a gun charge in Virginia Beach.

Police charged the 26-year-old Norfolk native with two felony
counts of illegal weapon possession. Reid attracted police
attention after parking his car illegally in a handicapped space at
a fast food restaurant, said Christi Golden, a Chesapeake police

Police observed a handgun under an envelope in the 2000 Cadillac
sedan after Reid gave them permission to move his car to avoid
additional fines. Police said they also found a loaded AK
semiautomatic pistol in the trunk.

A records check later indicated an outstanding warrant from
Virginia Beach, police said.

Reid, of Chesapeake, was indicted in Virginia Beach earlier this
month on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon. In June, a
Virginia Beach grand jury indicted Reid on a felony charge of
possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. He is set to
stand trial on that charge Oct. 9.

The New England Patriots drafted Reid in the fourth round in
2004. He was part of the Patriots' Super Bowl-winning team in 2005
and earned a second ring as part of the Colts this year. The Colts
released him shortly after February's Super Bowl win.