Affidavit: Man accused of killing wife caught with weapon in jail

This photo of Black was taken at the April bond court.
This photo of Black was taken at the April bond court.

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.

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