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Myrtle Beach police arrested two men after gun found under child’s car seat

Two Lancaster men, including one man who was wanted and considered armed and dangerous, were arrested by Myrtle Beach police after officers saw them riding atop the back of a convertible Mustang, according to a police report.

Donald Nebraska Henderson Jr., 28, and Demarkeo Jamar Wright, 23, were each charged with riding on a portion of a vehicle not intended for passengers, unlawful carrying of a pistol and being a felon in possession of a handgun following the traffic stop at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of Seventh Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, police said.

Officers also found a handgun under a car seat with a child sitting in it in the middle of the rear seat, according to the report. The car seat was not buckled into the vehicle, and the driver of the vehicle, Stephanie A. Losh, 24, also of Lancaster, was issued summons for careless operation of a vehicle for allowing the men to ride on the retracted roof of the car and a child restraint ticket for her child not being secured.

When police checked the men’s criminal history, officers learned Henderson was wanted by Lancaster police for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and armed robbery, according to the report. Both men also have been convicted of felonies and are not allowed to possess a firearm.

The owner of the vehicle, a 25-year-old man from Kannapolis, N.C., told police he met the men and woman earlier in the night. Police secured the child’s seat in the back of the vehicle and took the men to the Myrtle Beach Jail.