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Man arrested after trying to bring stolen gun into SC prison facility

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.

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