Pork group exec arrested by Capitol Police
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are questions this 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 (http://washingtonpost.com ) 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.