A routine traffic safety checkpoint led police to find two wanted men with two children within arm’s reach of a loaded gun, according to a Rock Hill Police report.
At a checkpoint last weekend on South Heckle Boulevard, an officer saw the weapon near one of the passengers, Travis Phillip Miller, 30, of Rock Hill, the report states. Officer removed him and the driver, Lamar Logan, 27, also of Rock Hill, from the vehicle.
Police discovered Miller was wanted by the S.C. Department of Probation and Parole. He was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He also has an outstanding Family Court bench warrant. He was being held Tuesday at the York County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.
Logan also was arrested and charged with giving false information to police. He was found to be wanted by the York County Sheriff’s Office, the report said.
Although neither were charged with endangering a child, Executive Officer Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department said there were two children in car seats. Both were within 18 inches of the gun. The children were turned over to a family member, Bollinger said.
Rachel Southmayd • 803-329-4072