2 arrested after guns found outside nightclub

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Two men were arrested on gun charges in the parking lot of a North Charleston nightclub overnight Thursday night.

North Charleston Police Department officers were patrolling the parking lot of the Bossez Lounge at 3719 Saint Johns Avenue just before midnight when they reportedly spotted a man urinating behind his vehicle in the parking lot.

Police arrested 24-year-old Ira Bennett for urinating in public, and during a subsequent search of his vehicle, they found a loaded handgun. He was additionally charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon.

As officers continued their patrol, they noticed what appeared to be the handle of the pistol inside a Lincoln Town Car. Police said they waited until the owner walked out to his car before arresting him.

Damon Butler, 43, is charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol.

Both men were taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.

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