More tidbits of Shemane Nugent's arrest at the airport over possession of a firearm in a prohibited area were revealed in police reports. While in custody, the wife of Ted Nugent reportedly told cops, without going into details, that she began carrying a gun with her after receiving death threats.
According to TMZ, a Smith & Wesson 38 special revolver loaded with 5 rounds of ammunition was found in her luggage when she went through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. An additional 10 rounds was packed in a side pocket of her bag.
Shemane was arrested Thursday, August 29 and was released later in the afternoon after being processed the airport's holding facility. She said she had a concealed handgun license in Texas.
"This was an honest mistake by a law-abiding lady," her lawyer said in a statement. "And I am confident that the prosecution and grand jury will realize that it was simply an honest mistake. Unfortunately, this happens to many people every single day at our airports."
The lawyer went on, "Shemane is embarrassed and apologizes to the authorities and any passengers that were inconvenienced by her mistake."
Ted himself remains mum. He is a board member for the National Rifle Association. He's one of the people who oppose gun control measures proposed by President Obama.