Man Previously Arrested for Beating Son, Now Arrested for Possessing Stolen Firearm

On July 28, 2014 Antonio Green was arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and charged with assault and battery (2nd degree) after he reportedly assaulted his 12 year old son with a flashlight and his fists. Green’s bond was initially set at $20,000.00.  He has since been released.


On August 1, 2014, shortly after midnight, Green was arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he was found to be in possession of a stolen 9mm Ruger handgun.  According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, Green was riding in a vehicle driven by Kenneth Qualls (46) who lives on Lachicotte Rd. Lugoff, SC when it was stopped by a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputy assigned to the KCSO Traffic Unit. As the deputy approached the vehicle he smelled the odor of alcohol and eventually removed Qualls and Green from the vehicle. A 9mm handgun was found by the seat which had allegedly been purchased by Green and Qualls.  The arresting officer determined that the handgun had been stolen in Columbia.


Green and Qualls were placed under arrest and charged with possession of a stolen firearm.  They were both transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center and have been released on $5,000.00 bond each.


Green has an extensive arrest record to include arrests for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, numerous resisting arrests, assault and battery, disorderly conduct, DUI (multiple), DUS (multiple), criminal domestic violence, criminal domestic violence high and aggravated, open container and the most recent arrest for assault and battery (2nd degree).

Qualls has previous arrests for DUS, petty larceny, public disorderly conduct, criminal domestic violence and possession of marijuana.


“Green makes bond for the assault charge and now makes bond for possessing the stolen gun? This situation of offenders being out on multiple bonds has got to stop,” said Sheriff Matthews.  “We see this far too often and it is a disservice to the community.”