Authorities say medical officials found no signs of injury during an exam of a man suspected of smuggling a handgun into a North Carolina jail.
Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown told The Daily News of Jacksonville that a medical exam on Friday showed that 22-year-old Michael Ward of Canton, Ga., had suffered no injuries.
Deputies said last week a gun was found inside the cell of Ward. Authorities wanted medical officials to evaluate Ward for possible injuries to his rectum, where deputies think he concealed the handgun.
North Carolina deputies stopped Ward last week for speeding. He is wanted on a murder charge in Atlanta.
Ward was being held at the Onslow County jail without bond.
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