LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A youth basketball
coach in South Carolina
has been arrested after a 10-year-old player took a loaded gun
from his car to his elementary school, according to investigators.
According to Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile
, Isaac Lamon Adams
, 36, was prohibited from legally owning a gun due to a prior criminal conviction.
Faile said in a statement that Adams sent the boy to his car during basketball practice Monday to get something, and the boy stole the unsecured weapon.
According to investigators, Adams discovered his gun was missing the next day and called the boy's mother.
According to the sheriff, she went to Erwin Elementary School
, where the principal
took the boy to the office
and discovered a loaded Glock model 42.380 semiautomatic pistol in the child
The boy never showed or pointed the gun at anyone, according to Faile, and he is facing weapons charges as a juvenile.
Adams was charged with carrying a pistol and possessing a pistol by a person convicted of a violent crime
, and he was awaiting a bond hearing; it was unclear whether he had a lawyer.