Lexington man faces weapons charges after knocking on wrong door

Published 2:32 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2020

SALISBURY — A Lexington man faces weapons charges after he and another person were knocking on the wrong door at a Bost Street home early Wednesday morning, according to a Salisbury Police Department spokesman.

Steven Lamar Vaughters, 31, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Officers found drugs at the scene and inside a vehicle where Vaughters was sitting, but the drugs have to be sent to the state lab for testing, said Lt. Lee Walker.

Police got a disturbance call this morning before 2 a.m. in the 1500 block Bost Street. The owner told police two men were in their front yard and one was beating on the door looking for someone. The owner said they didn’t know who the men were.

When police arrived, they noticed Vaughters crouched down behind a car in the yard. Another officer was requested at the scene. The officers searched the area where Vaughters had been and found a large bag of a crystal-like substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine and a 9 mm pistol, both of which were hidden under the car.

Police searched a car parked on the street in which Vaughters had been a passenger and found some pills under the passenger seat. The officers also found a 22-caliber rifle that was similar in style to an AR-15.

Vaughters was issued a $500 secured bond. The driver of the vehicle was not charged.