CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston Police say that more charges have been filed against a man who assaulted another man on Monday, October 28.
The assault happened in the parking lot of St. Andrews Middle School at 720 Wappoo Road during a Pee Wee football game.
Ronald Bernard Henderson III, 38, was arrested initially charged with simple assault.
On Wednesday, October 30, he was charged with pointing a firearm and possession of a firearm on school grounds.
Charleston Police officers were working off duty at the football game when two juveniles approached one of the officers and told him that a man was waving a handgun in the stands.
As the officers headed toward the stands, another person told them that a man wearing a construction vest was waving a handgun in the stands.
Officers saw a man matching the description of the suspect walking toward the parking lot and tried to get him to stop, but he didn’t.
The suspect would then get into a physical altercation with another man after throwing a punch at him, which led to officers separating the men and Henderson being taken into custody.
Officers searched the area with a K-9 unit but couldn’t find the handgun.
During the follow up investigation, the victim and several witnesses said that the suspect go the handgun out of a blue bag that a female was carrying.
Officers believe that the suspect ran into the parking lot and placed the handgun inside of a vehicle and then started the physical altercation with the victim.
Officials say the additional charges were filed based upon the information from the victim and witnesses.