Airport Traveler Caught with Gun, Arrested

At approximately 5:45 a.m. today, Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Airport Division responded to a security check point in Terminal B at the Sacramento International Airport. During a screening process, personnel from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) believed that a passenger was carrying what appeared to be a firearm in his checked baggage. A search of the passenger’s property revealed a loaded handgun along with several rounds of live ammunition in a magazine.

The passenger, identified as 22-year old Deon TURNER, was arrested without incident. TURNER was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges including unlawful possession of a loaded, concealed firearm, and carrying a weapon in a public place. TURNER is being held on $10,000 bail.

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