Rock Hill boy, 13, arrested on gun charge

sgreene@heraldonline.comFebruary 5, 2014 

— Police discovered a 13-year-old boy carrying a weapon while they were conducting an undercover operation to curb shoplifting at a Rock Hill Family Dollar.

Plain clothes officers with Rock Hill Police Department were at the store on Saluda Street at 6 p.m. Tuesday when they noticed a 14-year-old girl leave the store without paying for a Kit Kat candy bar, according to a police report.

Police questioned the girl and her friends and she admitted to stealing the candy bar.

Officers searched the others, and found a loaded orange flare gun in one of the other teen's front waistband. He said he found the weapon on the ground near the store, the report states.

Both teens were arrested and taken to the Rock Hill Law Center. The girl was charged with shoplifting and the boy charged with unlawful possession of a pistol for someone under 21. They were later released to their parents

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