Man charged with possession of gun at football game in Richlands. The Richlands Police Department reports that 30-year-old Zachary Cochran was asked to leave a football game at the Ernie Hicks Stadium after a firearm was noticed on his hip. A wrecked Jeep, that matched the description of the one Cochran was seen leaving the stadium in, was also found on Jones Chapel Road near the school complex in Richlands. A male was seen running away from the scene and stated the subject appeared to be intoxicated and had a firearm on his person. Cochran was found in a Taco Bell parking lot and placed under arrest. He has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property, carrying a handgun in public while intoxicated, driving under the influence, and hit-and-run of unattended property. The RPD stated that there was never a time during the incident where it was considered an active shooter situation and no threats were ever made.
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