Police: Man on probation for weapon, narcotic charges arrested with handgun

Police: Man on probation for weapon, narcotic charges arrested with handgun

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston man on probation for weapon and narcotic charges was arrested Tuesday morning on more weapon charges, according to police.

Lamont Andre Jenkins, 21, was arrested about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and charged with the unlawful carrying of a handgun and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.

Jenkins is on probation for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and the unlawful carrying of a pistol, Francis said.

Officers were responding to Sires Street in reference to a man assaulting a member of his family, according to the police report. While en route to the call, officers were notified the suspect left the scene in a brown Nissan, which an officer spotted at Sires Street and Bogard Street and initiated a traffic stop, the report states.

Police say the female driver of the vehicle she and her male passenger had just left the location where the assault occurred, and that the passenger was involved in a dispute with a member of his family.

Police asked the man to step out of the vehicle, but he became very uncooperative and began to pull away from the officer as if he was about to flee on foot, the report states. Police say he was detained so the officer could continue his investigation.

The driver gave officers permission to search the vehicle to ensure there were no weapons inside of it, the report states. Police say they found a book bag on the floorboard of the front passenger side which contained $11,175.00 and handgun with an obliterated serial number.

The driver told police the book bag didn't belong to her, and the passenger said the money belonged to him, the report states.

Jenkins was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing, Francis said.

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