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Prestage Farms owner arrested in Washington, D.C.

Prestage charged and released after carrying gun into congressional building

Posted: July 24, 2014 4:35 p.m.
Updated: July 25, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Ron Prestage, president of Prestage Farms and a Kershaw County resident, spent most of Wednesday and part of Thursday in a Washington, D.C., jail cell. According to U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Prestage, 59, was arrested around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after officers discovered he was carrying a loaded handgun and a magazine with ammunition in a briefcase while trying to enter the Cannon House Office Building.


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