Ted Nugent's wife arrested for carrying gun at D/FW Airport

Ted Nugent's wife arrested for carrying gun at D/FW Airport

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LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 06: Music artist Ted Nugent and his wife Shemane Nugent appear after he was inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame during the National Field Archery Association's World Archery Festival at the Riviera Hotel & Casino February 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nugent was inducted in the Excellence in Bowhunting and Literary Excellence categories. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Posted on August 29, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 30 at 5:22 PM

The wife of outspoken rocker Ted Nugent could face a fine for carrying a gun in a bag at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

D/FW Airport's Department of Public Safety confirmed Shemane Nugent was arrested for carrying a weapon in a prohibited area at the airport holding facility Thursday and released.

Sources told ABC News the .38 revolver was discovered when her carry-on was X-rayed at security.

The a security officer asked if there were any weapons in the bag they should be aware of, Mrs. Nugent replied, "I know what the problem is. I forgot the gun was in the bag."

The loaded pistol was in a black soft case, which contained 10 more rounds of .38-caliber ammunition.

Shemane Nugent told the officer she has received death threats and carries the weapon for protection.

It's unclear if Mr. Nugent was with her.

She was carrying her concealed handgun license. Permitted guns are supposed to be in checked bags.

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