Man arrested for taking gun inside Morgan Co. Courthouse

3:25 PM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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A man was arrested Thursday for trying to take a gun inside the Morgan County Courthouse, according to the sheriff's office.

Officials say a security officer discovered the gun in Johnny Swint's back pocket after a metal detector went off.

The courthouse has had new security measures in place for the past two weeks. The public is now restricted to one entrance, and everyone must pass through a metal detector to enter.

Swint told deputies he was going to the courthouse to file paperwork.

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