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Cobb Chamber CEO Arrested After Carrying Gun in Airport

Cobb Chamber CEO David Connell brought a loaded gun in his briefcase to the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. His attorney said it was a mistake.

Cobb Chamber CEO David Connell was arrested Wednesday morning after authorities discovered he had a loaded handgun in his briefcase at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Connell was headed on a business trip, according to the Cobb Chamber.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Connell was arrested at 11:02 a.m. and transported to the Clayton County Jail. Connell’s attorney, Michael Maloof, told the newspaper that he expected Connell to be released on bond later in the day. But WSB-TV reported at 5:45 p.m. that Connell was still in jail.

Connell’s .380 calibur handgun and two loaded clips were discovered at 7:40 a.m., the AJC reported.

Maloof and Chamber spokeswoman Amy Selby called the incident an accident and said Connell mistakenly brought the wrong briefcase to the airport.

Chemdude April 19, 2012 at 10:43 PM
that's a pretty BIG mistake!!

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