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Deputies: Man arrested after throwing weapon during foot chase in Anderson Co.

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Melvin Boston. (Source: Anderson Co. Detention Center). Melvin Boston. (Source: Anderson Co. Detention Center).
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The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a man was arrested after he threw a gun during a foot pursuit. 

Deputies said they received a call on Thursday in regards to suspicious activity near the Sunoco gas station on W. Whitner Street. The sheriff's office said deputies made contact with the suspect and he ran on foot behind the business. 

The suspect was captured after a short pursuit, deputies said. 

Deputies said Melvin Boston, 47, was arrested in connection with the incident. According to deputies, Boston was charged with possession of a weapon, possession of 1 oz. or less of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. Boston is prohibited from owning a firearm, deputies said. 

Boston is currently being held in the Anderson County Detention Center. 

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