"The wife of rock musician Ted Nugent was arrested Thursday afternoon at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after a gun was found in her carry-on luggage," the Dallas Morning News reports. "Airport spokesman David Magana confirmed that the D/FW Airport Department of Public Safety had taken Shemane Ann Nugent, 51, into custody."
Magana did not comment further, other than to say: “The rest of it is working its way through our system of legal approval.”
The report adds: "Nugent’s attorney, David Finn, said taking the gun to the airport was an ‘honest mistake.’ Nugent ‘completely forgot or never knew the weapon was in her bag.’”
The attorney noted that Shemane Nugent has a license to carry a concealed handgun.
Finn added: “She is very embarrassed. She’s never been in this situation before. She has expressed remorse for any inconvenience for any public safety officials.”
Ted Nugent, known for "Cat Scratch Fever" and a number of hard rock anthems, is an outspoken gun rights advocate who has had a second career as a reality television star, with a series of shows including "Surviving Nugent," "Wanted: Ted or Alive" and "Ted Nugent’s Gun Country." He has made headlines clashing with President Obama on gun control and other issues.
Dallas/Fort Worth "ranks second behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for guns found in carry-on luggage, according to a Transportation Security Administration spokesman," the report notes.
Shemane and Ted Nugent have been married since 1989.