Mickey “MempHitz” Wright faced a Clayton County judge yesterday evening on charges that he carried a loaded pistol into Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport. [mugshot]
Wright, who is licensed to carry a gun, was arrested Monday morning when TSA agents found a pistol in his carry-on luggage and spent the night in jail prior to his appearance in court.
Charged with the misdemeanor offense of carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location, Wright was unnecessarily cuffed and shackeld as he was escorted into court wearing an orange jail jumpsuit.
His wife Toya sat quietly in the back of the courtroom in support of her new husband.
MempHitz was carrying a 40-caliber Desert Eagle firearm in his carry-on luggage and says it was all just a big mistake.
He apologetically addressed Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Daphne Walker, stating:
I just wanted to say to you that I would never intentionally take a firearm to the airport.
I just forgot that it was in my backpack.
Walker reminded MempHitz that although he has a license to carry, “you do have to be careful when you go to the airport to be sure you remove it.” She then granted him a $5,000 bond.
MempHitz has since been released from jail and hit up twitter thanking his supporters and apologizing to his family & fans.
It was a mistake anyone could have made… or is it??
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