A North Charleston man awaiting a court appearance on charges of distributing crack near a school was charged Saturday with unlawful carrying of a pistol.
According to the incident report, a North Charleston police officer spotted Andrew John Davis, 35, of Lowell Drive in North Charleston about 11 a.m. Saturday at Meeting and Dorchester roads hiding an object under his waist band with his left hand. The officer stopped his patrol car and turned on his blue lights, and Davis took off running with his left hand at his waist band.
Davis eventually quit running, his hand no longer at his waist band.
Officers found a black .40 caliber Smith & Wesson on the other side of a chain-link fence around Palmetto Masonry on Meeting Street Road. They also noted a depression in the dirt that showed the pistol had been thrown from the other side of the fence, according to the report.
Davis eventually admitted the pistol was his, according to the report. The gun was loaded with 13 bullets in the magazine and one in the chamber.
Davis was also charged with resisting arrest. He was also charged with trespass after notice, because he ran through the property of Home Quick Bail Bonds, which was posted with no-trespassing notices, according to the report.
He remains in custody at the Charleston County jail on $20,600 bail.