CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly carrying a gun inside the Rite-Aid on Charleston's West Side.
Police responded to the Rite-Aid on Washington Street West about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when someone called and said there was a suspicious man in the liquor aisle, said Charleston Police Sgt. Eric Hodges.
Eligah Shyquan Payton, 19 of Charleston, was in the bathroom of the store and had been in the liquor aisle and acting agitated, Hodges said. When Payton came out of the restroom, police stopped him as he tried to leave the store.
When he was patted down, police found a .25-caliber pistol on him, Hodges said.Payton was charged with carrying a concealed and dangerous weapon. He is also charged with robbery stemming from an incident in December 2009.