Gun attracts police attention

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 2, 2011

SALISBURY β€” Three men walking near the intersection of Wilson Road and Old Plank Road were arrested early this morning on various charges after Salisbury Police watched one of the men throw a gun to the side as police approached them.
According to the report, Cory Lafonte McConnaughey, 21, of 241 Institute St., was searched and eight bags of marijuana, totaling 17.4 grams, were found, along with a .380 Jiminez handgun. McConnaughey was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was given a $17,500 secured bond.
Travis Wilson, 20, of 804 E. Council St., who is a convicted felon, was found with a handgun tucked into his waistband β€” a .357 Smith and Wesson β€”and was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed weapon. He was also given a $17,500 secured bond.
The third man, 22-year-old Demario Whisonant, of 105 E. Harrison St., was served with outstanding warrants for a probation violation and two counts of failure to appear. He was given a $15,000 secured bond.