Conway woman charged with carrying gun to school bus stop

troot@thesunnews.comMay 9, 2013 

— A Conway area woman was released on $2,000 bail after she was arrested Wednesday on charges she carried a gun to a school bus stop, according to an Horry County police report.

Sandi Lynn Williams, 32, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 9:37 a.m. and released at 5:02 p.m. that day on charges of disturbing schools and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to jail records. Bail was set at $1,000 on each charge.

In the report, a bus driver told police that Williams approached the bus at Hallie Martin Road and Winter Rain about 7:15 a.m. March 5 and talked to the driver about problems her children had on the bus with other children while wearing a pistol on her side.

Officers reviewed bus surveillance video that showed Williams walking up to the bus with a gun on her side, according to the report. In the video, officers noted that Williams stood in the doorway of the bus and spoke to the driver.

The driver told police that Williams spoke about problems getting the children to school on time and that threats were made to her children the day before, but she could handle that and slapped her side, according to the report. When police questioned Williams she told officers the gun was a toy gun that belonged to her child, but she could not find it in the house to show it to police.

Williams also told police she had weapons in the house, but they were stored away and she didn’t know the location, according to the report. Officers got an arrest warrant, but could not find Williams at her home afterwards and she did not answer her telephone.

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