Aaron L. Morelock, 34, tripped and was taken into custody, while a cache of various drugs was found in his possession, according to records at the Kingsport Police Department. Police were called to the West Stone Drive store shortly before midnight.
A manager told police Morelock was stuffing merchandise into his pockets and waistband, and an employee saw a gun drop from Morelock onto the floor. Police found Morelock in the electronics section, and he denied having any weapons.
A subsequent frisk located not only a fully loaded .22-caliber revolver, according to police, but also metal knuckles and a pocket knife. When questioned, Morelock admitted to not having a gun carry permit.
More on Morelock’s charges from the Kingsport Times News.