Pastor and gospel singer William Henry Murphy III has been arrested for trying to board a flight with a loaded handgun at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. William Henry Murphy III is pastor of the Dream Center Church of Atlanta. He was promoted to the office of bishop just days ago.
According to WSB-TV, Murphy was had a 9mm Taurus handgun with 10 rounds of ammunition in his carry-on bag as he placed it in the X-ray machine at the airport. He was charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon and could face civil penalties up to $7,500. His bond is set at $2,500.
Murphy does have a license to carry a firearm, but he would have to check his weapon before going through security if he wanted to carry the gun on his flight.
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