A Charleston man who is on probation for a weapon and drug charge was jailed after police say they found him with a gun.

Lamont Andre Jenkins, 21, of Sires Street, is currently on probation for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and the unlawful carrying of a pistol.

Police arrested Jenkins at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and charged with the unlawful carrying of a handgun and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Officers were responding to a report of an assault on Sires Street when they were told the suspect left the scene, authorities said.

An officer saw the vehicle matching the description of the suspect of the reported assault and pulled the car over, according to police.

A female driver gave officers permission to search the vehicle and police found a book bag on the floorboard of the car with $11,175 and a handgun with a scratched out serial number, authorities said.

No charges were filed in connection to the reported assault, according to police spokesman Charles Francis.

The case remains under investigation.

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