Pageland youth arrested for bringing gun to festival

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11 others arrested during downtown celebration

By Don Worthington

A Pageland juvenile was arrested Friday for bringing a gun to the Watermelon Festival.
Police Chief Craig Greenlee said the juvenile was part of a larger group. When someone saw the gun, they informed law enforcement.
When Pageland police approached the juvenile, he started to run, but was quickly caught, Greenlee said Monday.
“We responded quickly and took care of the problem outside the public’s eye,” Greenlee said.
The juvenile was released to the custody of his parents. A hearing on the gun charge should be this week, Greenlee said.

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