Man arrested after trying to bring stolen gun into SC prison facility
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – One man is behind bars after he tried to bring a gun into the South Carolina Department of Corrections Broad River Complex Friday.
Christopher Daquan Melton is now charged with possession of a stolen gun and unlawfully carrying a gun after he tried to bring the weapon on the campus Friday, June 29.
According to the Department of Corrections, officers searched Melton’s car after a SCDC Police Service K9 alerted those officers to Melton’s car.
They then searched Melton, where they found a loaded Glock 23 Gen 4 .40 caliber pistol that was in the front waistband of his pants.
The gun was also found to be stolen that was first reported by the Forest Acres Police Department.