Two men were arrested on the campus of a Johnston County elementary school Thursday afternoon after reportedly being caught with firearms in their vehicles.
Around 6:45pm, Selma Police responded to a call on North Sumner Street. One of the person’s involved in the incident was Lindsay Danielle Lee, 23, of Sumner Street who had left the home before police arrived and driven a short distance to the parking lot of Selma Elementary School.
Police said Lee had a criminal summons to appear in court for communicating threats so they responded to the school parking lot in an attempt to serve the summons.
Police said they saw Lee and her boyfriend, Charles Christopher Ellis, 23, of Selma in the rear parking lot of Selma Elementary next to the playgrounds where children were at play.
Officers said Ellis had a handgun in plain sight on the dashboard of his car. He reportedly told police, “That’s my gun. I have a permit.” Officers said Ellis had raw marijuana littered on his shirt and shorts.
Ellis’ brother, Samuel Montesse Ellis, 21, of Wilson’s Mills, was next to his Dodge Ram truck. Inside his truck in plain view police said they observed a handgun in a cup holder.
Both firearms were seized and both men were arrested and charged with felony possession of a firearm on educational property. Both were jailed under a $10,000 bond each.
Lee was also served with the criminal summons and released at the scene..
At the time of the incident Selma Elementary was closed, however police said numerous children were playing on the school playground a very short distance away from where the three people and the two guns were located.