Sheriff said armed suspect spotted at Marion apartment complex
Smyth County Sheriff Chip Shuler said a suspect is being sought after he tried to steal a handgun from a Marion apartment complex on Thursday.
Shuler’s report said police were called after Carlton Malek Roland was spotted intoxicated and armed at Southview Apartments. He ran from officers and dropped a bag with a Glock handgun inside.
Deputies traveled through several neighborhoods after stopping the search after Shuler said Roland likely called someone to pick him up. He’s charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a gun by a convicted felon, and possession of stolen property.
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