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Woman brings Gun into Montgomery County Courthouse


Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – A woman has been arrested Wednesday morning for attempting to carry a concealed firearm into the courthouse in Montgomery County.

Elizabeth Rita Walthour arrived at the courthouse for a 10:30am arraignment hearing. As part of security protocol, all belongings are sent through an x-ray machine and visitors go through a metal detector. Deputies detected a gun in her purse while in the x-ray machine. Upon physical examination of her purse, deputies found a loaded revolver containing 3 rounds.

Deputies see gun in Elizabeth Walthour's purse when it went through the x-ray machine at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Deputies see gun in Elizabeth Walthour’s purse when it went through the x-ray machine at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Walthour was immediately detained for questioning. She was charged with carrying a weapon during judicial proceedings. Bond set at $25,000.

Walthour’s arraignment was for a failure to appear for a traffic citation. Walthour does not have a conceal carry permit.

“The Court Security Deputies scan thousands of pieces of personal property,” said Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson. “This just highlights the importance of the job we have to do in order to keep our courthouse secure and the people inside safe.”

There were no injuries in the incident.

Elizabeth Walthour

Elizabeth Rita WalthourName: Elizabeth Rita Walthour

Gender: F
Race: B
Address: Summit Heights, Clarksville, TN
Arresting Officer: Amanda Scott
Charged With: Possession During Judicial Proceeding
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Bond: $25,000.00




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