Cops: Two teens found carrying handguns, arrested

Richard Simmons. Source: CCDC
Richard Simmons. Source: CCDC

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Two teens who tried to run from police officers on Wednesday were arrested after officers say they were both found to be carrying handguns.

According to an incident report, officers saw the two teens loitering at 208 Hanover Street, a property of City of Charleston Housing Authority, around 12:30 p.m. on December 19.

Police say the suspects were identified as a 17-year-old juvenile and 18-year-old Richard Dara Simmons.

Officers say the 17-year-old suspect was detained after he attempted to walk away from the officers. Officers searched the teen and discovered he was carrying a .38 Taurus revolver.

Police say Simmons attempted to run, but was captured. Officers found a semi-automatic pistol in his waistband.

The juvenile was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a handgun under 18 years of age. Simmons was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun.

Both teens were taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.

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