Police: Teen caught with gun during Rock Hill traffic stop

A 15-year-old boy was arrested after officers found him lying in the backseat of a vehicle holding a revolver during a traffic stop Thursday, according to Rock Hill Police.

Officers pulled over a Pontiac sedan about 4:15 a.m. after the vehicle made an improper turn from Albright Road onto South Heckle Boulevard, according to a police report. While approaching the vehicle, an officer saw someone lying in the back seat with a revolver in front of his face, at which point the officer drew his service weapon and ordered everyone out of the vehicle with their hands in the air.

The passenger in the backseat with the firearm was identified as a juvenile. He told police the gun was not his but that “he was carrying it.”

The boy was charged with unlawful carry of a pistol and carrying of a pistol under the age of 18. He was taken to Rock Hill police headquarters, where his parents were notified.

The 19-year-old driver of the vehicle was cited for no driver’s license.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082