Juror Brings Gun to Court, Gets Arrested

Woman faces charge of bringing gun into prohibited location

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    Juror could now face charges.

    A Tarrant County juror was arrested after she brought a handgun into the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center Tuesday morning.

    Juror Dayna Kay Purtee was arrested without incident after a loaded 32-caliber handgun was found in her purse during a security search at the courthouse.

    Juror Arrested for Bringing Gun to Court

    [DFW] Juror Arrested for Bringing Gun to Court
    A Tarrant County juror was arrested Tuesday after she brought a handgun into the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center. (Published Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012)

    Purtee was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon in a prohibited place.

    Terry Grisham, spokesperson for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that "it's a moot point if she had a license for it or not. This is one place that someone can't walk into with a gun."

    Purtee celebrated her 59th birthday on Monday.

    NBC 5's Andrew Tanielian contributed to this story.