CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man accused of killing his wife in front of their 4-year-old child last year is facing a new, unrelated charge after being caught in the Charleston County Detention Center with a makeshift weapon, court documents state.
According to an affidavit, 30-year-old Chesley Jones Black was caught with a weapon made from, "toilet paper cores, string from mattress and made with knots in it [sic]." The affidavit states the creation could be used as a swinging weapon to inflict bodily harm, causing serious lacerations or eye injuries.
The weapon was found by a detention officer on Tuesday, court documents state. He is charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
Despite the fact a circuit judge granted Black a $500,000 bond last April, he has apparently been unable to come up with the $50,000 needed to post bond.
Black is accused of killing his wife, 25-year-old Amanda Kalman, at their Fife Lane home in West Ashley in September 2011.
Investigators say Black and Kalman's 4-year-old daughter told them her parents were arguing and fighting inside the home when her father stabbed and killed her mother.
The couple's 2-year-old daughter was also in the home at the time of the murder, investigators say. Sheriff Al Cannon said after the murder, Black dropped off his 4-year-old at Kalman's sister's house before fleeing Charleston County with the 2-year-old.
Black was arrested days later by deputies in Sumter County after they found him with his daughter.
A trial is still pending.