CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The South Carolina man arraigned on federal gun charges Wednesday was previously arrested in his home state with a pound of marijuana, four grams of ecstasy, and a stolen firearm after a routine traffic stop in 2017, authorities said.
Steven Jaheim Baxter, 31, of Orangeburg, S.C. was one of three people arrested on April 12, 2017, the Lake City Police Department said.
The Lake City Police Department Community Action Team attempted to conduct the traffic stop on a silver Jaguar, and officers pursued the vehicle for about a mile before it stopped, according to a Facebook post from the LCPD.
The three occupants were taken into custody, and officers found inside the vehicle: 1.1 pounds of marijuana, four grams of MDMA or ecstasy, and a stolen firearm from Columbia, S.C.
Baxter, originally provided a false name, Tyron Baxter, and date of birth, according to the post. The Florence County Detention Center confirmed his true name. He was charged with failure to stop, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, PWID MDMA, and giving false information to law enforcement.
Steven Baxter was also wanted out of Pennsylvania for parole violations, authorities said.
Antwan Baker, 20, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, PWID marijuana, PWID MDMA at that time.
Quanshay Thompson, 19, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, PWID marijuana, PWID MDMA at that time.