DALLAS (August 30, 2013)—Shemane Ann Nugent, 51, the wife of transplanted Central Texas rock musician Ted Nugent, was arrested after a handgun was found in her carry-on luggage at a security checkpoint at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Nugent was taken into custody Thursday after making what her attorney, David Finn, said was an "honest mistake."
Finn said she either forgot or didn’t know that the gun was in her bag.
Nugent has a license to carry a concealed weapon, he said.
An incident report, however,said Nugent told police she forgot the weapon was in her bag while trying to catch a flight Thursday to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
She told officers she began carrying the handgun after receiving death threats.
She's been married to Ted Nugent since 1989.
He's an outspoken supporter of gun rights who's criticized liberal groups over Second Amendment matters and other issues.