Man charged with having gun at Camden High

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Robert Reid


By William F. West
Staff Writer

Sunday, November 18, 2018

CAMDEN – A Camden County man was charged with a felony after sheriff’s officials say he carried a gun on the Camden High School property.

Robert Reid, 47, of the 100 block of South Mill Dam Road, is free on $1,000 secured bond after being arrested on Nov. 1. Reid also is facing a charge of misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

According to an arrest warrant issued by Magistrate S.L. Gregory Jr., Reid was in possession of a .40-caliber pistol while at Camden High.

The sheriff's arrest report states School Resources Officer M.A. Lawrence saw Reid wearing a shoulder holster with a black firearm and magazines as he went to Camden High to drop something off.

The arrest report states Reid had the weapon on him as Lawrence approached him in the Duck Thru Gulf convenience store across N.C. Highway 343 from the school.

The arrest warrant Gregory issued states Reid refused to cooperate with Lawrence, follow instructions and truthfully answer questions.

Sheriff Rodney Meads on Friday told a reporter he was at the Duck Thru when Reid was arrested and said Reid wasn't cooperative in response to his own questioning.

Camden court officials said attorney Keith Teague of Elizabeth City represented Reid in District Court on Friday and said Chief District Judge Edgar Barnes set Reid's next court date for Dec. 7.

Teague, reached by email on Friday, declined comment.

Court records state the condition of Reid's bond, as specified by Gregory, prohibits Reid from going on any Camden Public Schools property. The records state if Reid violates that condition, his bond will be reset to $2,000 cash-only.