NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police arrested a man and a woman on several charges early Saturday morning after a man told an off-duty officer he awoke to find another man holding a gun to his head in a North Charleston apartment.
According to an incident report provided by the North Charleston Police Department, officers responded to an apartment on Midland Road around 4 a.m. after receiving a tip from the off-duty cop of an argument involving a man with a gun. When they arrived, officers said they could hear a loud verbal argument going on inside. As police glanced inside through the window, they saw a man holding a handgun inside.
Police knocked on the door and told all occupants to exit the apartment, at which time 26-year-old Desiree Gray walked outside and was told to take cover on the ground. Officers said they noticed that the man inside was moving frantically about the residence, before exiting with his hands up.
Police then searched inside the home and found 12 grams of cocaine and little over 2 grams of marijuana in plain sight. They also found the handgun inside the oven, the report states.
When Gray and the man, 35-year-old Tory Lemont Miller, denied possession of the drugs, police arrested both of them. Police said Miller first gave them a fake name, but Gray informed them of his real name.
Gray and Miller were charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute within half a mile of a school, and simple possession of marijuana.
Additionally, Miller was charged with pointing and presenting a firearm and giving false information to police.
They were both taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.
The man who originally woke up to find Miller holding a gun to his head was not charged with a crime. His relationship to the suspects is unknown.