Evans man charged with possession of pistol in airport

Man charged with gun at airport

An Evans man was arrested Monday at Augusta Regional Airport after authorities found a pistol in his carry-on bag, police said.

Louis Wade Adler, 37, of Farmington Drive, was stopped during security screening by Transportation Security Administration officers who spotted a .380-caliber pistol in his bag, according to Capt. Steve Johnson, of the Rich­mond County Marshal’s Office. The TSA screeners alerted county marshals, who took Adler into custody, Johnson said.

“He said he forgot it was in there,” Johnson said. “Actually, it’s illegal to carry a weapon anywhere in the airport, period, even with a permit.”

Adler was charged with a misdemeanor offense and booked into the Richmond County jail. He was released on $2,500 bond, according to jail records.

– From staff reports

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