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Richmond County deputies recover gun stolen from S.C.

ROCKINGHAM — Deputies responding to a domestic call didn’t find any signs of assault, but they did find a stolen handgun.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched to a home Monday for a domestic-related issue, but after speaking with both parties, found no indication of assault.

The male involved, 26-year-old Tony Nance Jr. of Rockingham, reportedly agreed to leave the residence. However, deputies learned that Nance had an order for arrest out of Scotland County for failure to appear in court.

While placing Nance under arrest, one deputy reportedly took a bag that the defendant was holding and felt what he thought was a handgun.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies found a .22-caliber handgun that was reported stolen out of Horry County, South Carolina.


Nance was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and booked into the Richmond County Jail under a combined $15,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 29.

Jail records show the Scotland County charge as possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance with a Sept. 28 court date.

Online court records show Nance has a Nov. 2 court appearance scheduled in Scotland County for traffic infractions of driving with a revoked license and driving left of center.

Nance appears to have no previous convictions in the state.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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