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NCSU Board Trustee arrested in DC for gun in congressional building

WASHINGTON (AP) -

There are questions Thursday morning about the arrest of a South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive who allegedly tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a handgun in his bag.

U.S. Capitol Police say 59-year-old Ronald William Prestage of Camden, South Carolina, was arrested as he tried to enter the Cannon Building Wednesday morning.

Prestage was charged with carrying a pistol without a license. The Washington Post reports it was loaded, 9 mm Ruger.

Prestage is an executive of Prestage Farms, based in Clinton, North Carolina, and a member of the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees.

He also is president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council, a lobbying group.

Telephone messages left Thursday with U.S. Capitol Police and Prestage Farms were not immediately returned.

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