Police first found a stolen gun concealed in the teen's car, then officers accused him of causing a scene at the police station, a Laurinburg police report said.
Antonio Martez Woodard, 19, of West Mont Road, Jacksonville, was initially arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with speeding, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a stolen firearm. His bond was set at $1,000.
Woodard was stopped on U.S. 74 Bypass near the U.S. 79 exit for traveling 17 mph over the posted speed limit of 60 mph in a red 2005 Hyundai.
An officer asked Woodard to exit the vehicle and noticed what appeared to be a magazine to a firearm protruding from his pants pocket. When the officer asked about the magazine, the teen said "it's my peoples" and denied having a gun.
A female passenger told the officer that Woodard placed gun in her purse after the officer told her she could be charged if the weapon was near her and she had knowledge of it.
The woman said in written statement:
"We saw the bluelights. The officer stopped us and asked antonio to get out of the car. When he got out of the car, [Woodard] got patted down, then came back and put the gun and weed in my purse. The officer then told me to get out of the car and asked where the gun is and if I didn't tell I was going to jail, I then said it was in my purse."
The woman was not charged.
The gun, a .22 caliber semiautomatic pistol, was found to be stolen. Woodard was arrested and taken to Scotland County jail.
After making bond, Woodard asked police about releasing his vehicle. Officers told him the vehicle could only be claimed by one of the vehicle's registered owners, Woodard's parents Ezekiel Allen and Kim Woodard.
As Woodard left the police station, he struck the front door, causing a loud noise. Police arrested him a second time, charging Woodard with disorderly conduct. He was placed back in the county jail under a $500 bond.