Glendale Carney tells officers permit wasn't necessary since gun wasn't concealed

Author: , WFMZ.com Reporter
Published: Jul 24 2013 06:57:05 AM EDT
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A man was off target legally when he told police he didn't need a permit to carry a gun they found in his car because he wasn't concealing it, officials said.

Glendale Carney was found with a Kel Tec 9mm Luger in the center console of his black 2011 Dodge Charger after he was stopped at East Goepp and Center streets in Bethlehem around 6:45 p.m. Monday, officials said.

Police pulled over Carney shortly after they were sent to the area to investigate a report of a man with a gun having an altercation with a woman in a parking lot, officials said.

After Carney and his passenger were removed from the car, police found two small bags of marijuana, a lighter, four small metal mesh screens and the pistol, officials said.

Carney told police he did not need or have a permit for a concealed weapon because he carries the gun in the waistband of his pants and it can easily be seen from behind, officials said.

Carney, 40, of 629 Center St., Bethlehem, was arraigned on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia and driving without a valid license and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $20,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 1.