NFL free agent Lakendrick Ross was arrested in Portsmouth on Tuesday on several charges, including shoplifting, grand larceny and drug possession.
According to Portsmouth Police, officers were called to the Walmart at 1098 Frederick Boulevard for a shoplifting call just before noon.
When police arrived, they tried to make contact with Ross, who was sitting inside of a vehicle. As Ross was getting out of the vehicle, he fled. He was apprehended a short distance away.
After he was taken into custody, police discovered that the vehicle had been stolen during an incident at the YMCA located at 1013 Effingham Street.
During this incident, a patron at the YMCA had his keys stolen from the locker room and his car was also missing. Based on the detectives investigation, Ross was identified as the suspect who took the vehicle.
The stolen vehicle was impounded and Ross was arrested on additional charges. Ross was charged with Possession with the Intent to distribute a Schedule II narcotic, possession of a firearm with drugs, resisting arrest, and shoplifting.
Ross was a former I.C. Norcom High School football player and is currently listed as free agent in the NFL. In the past two years, he was on rosters for the Bengals and the Redskins.