Camden man who brought gun to U.S. Capitol office building released from jail

Published: Jul. 25, 2014 at 1:01 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM EDT
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Dr. Ron Prestage (Source: Facebook)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIS) - A Camden man was arrested Wednesday morning in Washington D.C. after police say he brought a loaded 9mm pistol inside a U.S. Capitol office building.

Dr. Ronald Prestage, the 59-year-old owner of Camden's Prestage Farms, was stopped by Capitol police for a routine search inside the Cannon House Office Building around 9:20 a.m.

During the search, police say they located a loaded 9mm Ruger in Prestage's bag.

Prestage has been since charged with carrying a pistol outside a home or business and was released from jail.

Prestage has a license to carry in SouthCarolina, but is not licensed to carry in Washington, D.C.

He is president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council.

A D.C. court set a preliminary hearing for Prestage for Aug. 13.

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