A St. Helena man was charged with possession of a stolen firearm Wednesday after deputies found a handgun wrapped in a sock in his backpack while executing an arrest warrant, according to a report from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
An employee at the Beaufort Greyhound station asked deputies to take a backpack believed to be left behind by Duane Chisolm, who was arrested on a Family Court bench warrant at the station.
Inside the backpack, deputies found a Glock handgun wrapped in a sock, along with a photo book with pictures of Chisolm and school papers with his name on them. After tracing the serial number, deputies found the handgun was reported stolen May 9, 2013, the report said.
Chisolm was charged with possession of stolen firearm, but he denied the backpack was his, telling deputies he went to the bus station with a suitcase. Chisolm said he believed ex-girlfriends were trying to frame him with the stolen handgun, the report said.
Chisolm was being held without bail Thursday at the Beaufort County Detention Center, according to the jail log.