Cops: Man charged after handgun found in car

Larry Sherod Ward (Source: Cashbond)
Larry Sherod Ward (Source: Cashbond)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police arrested a man on Wednesday night after they found a handgun in his car following a traffic stop.

Patrolling officers with the North Charleston Police Department pulled over a 1992 Acura sedan at 6:30 p.m. after they saw the driver make a right turn from Reynolds Avenue onto Rivers Avenue without using his turn signal.

Police said the driver, 34-year-old Larry Sherod Ward, was acting nervous when he was questioned.  Police said he eventually told them he had a pistol wedged between the driver's seat and the center console.

Officers found an unloaded 9MM Luger in the car, and they also found a magazine containing seven live rounds sitting on top of the car radio.

Ward was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.  He is charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm.

Copyright WCSC 2011.  All rights reserved.