Ted Nugent’s Wife Arrested at Dallas Airport After ‘Honest Mistake’

The wife of conservative rocker Ted Nugent was arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday after security discovered a firearm in her carry-on luggage.

DFW Airport Department of Public Safety took Shemane Ann Nugent into custody, and “the rest of it is working its way through our system of legal approval,” airport spokesman David Magana told the Dallas Morning News.

The entire incident was an “honest mistake,” according to Nugent’s attorney, David Finn. Mrs. Nugent reportedly has a concealed handgun license.

Shemane and Ted Nugent with their award for “Fan Favorite Best Host.” Photo courtesy of Outdoor Channel

It was unclear whether her husband was with her at the time. Ted Nugent is scheduled to play a concert in Ramona, Calif., on Thursday night.

The Dallas Morning News breaks down the regulations regarding guns and airports:

Guns are allowed in checked luggage, but not on planes. Through July, security found 57 guns in carry-on bags at D/FW Airport. The airport ranks second behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to a Transportation Security Administration spokesman. George Bush Intercontinental Airport ranks third, and Dallas Love Field comes in at No. 12.