Police: Man arrested after gun, knife found in bag at airport

A man was arrested after Horry County police say he brought a loaded gun through security at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Steven Kelly White, 60, of Myrtle Beach, was arrested and charged with a violation concerning the regulation of pistols, according records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

An Horry County police report identifies White as a physician with Carolina Coastal Plastic Surgery.

That same report said on Wednesday around 6 p.m. a transportation security officer said she saw what appeared to be a handgun while screening a carry-on bag in the X-Ray machine. Her supervisor was called, as well as an Horry County officer, and the bag was removed from the X-Ray machine and searched by hand. Inside the bag was a Bond Defender, Model Cowboy.

The weapon was fully loaded with a 45 caliber colt round and a .410 gauge slug shotgun shell.

A case knife was also found in a separate carry-on bag.

When asked at the checkpoint if he had a handgun in the bag White said no, but as the officer began searching the bag he said he "may have forgotten and left my derringer in the bag," according to the report.

White has a valid South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit.

The gun, the ammunition, the slug and the knife were taken by Horry County police and placed into evidence.