Friday, August 23, 2013

Loaded Handgun Recovered at Upper Marlboro Courthouse

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of Troy-Jonathan Kent yesterday for Possession of a Concealed Dangerous Weapon recovered at an entrance screening checkpoint at the Upper Marlboro Courthouse.

According to charging documents, Kent entered the Courthouse for a scheduled appointment with his Probation Officer on a prior conviction. As Kent’s property passed through the X-ray machines, Sheriff’s Office Security Personnel observed a weapon in a tote bag.  Deputies responded to the location and subsequently took him into custody.

Further investigation revealed that the handgun was a fully loaded Armi Fratelli Tanfoglio 9mm.

“I’m just very proud of our courthouse staff who are sharp and focused and take their work very seriously,” said Sheriff High. “This incident demonstrates the importance of the integration of human and technological systems to protect our court facilities and prevent a potentially horrendous tragedy at one of our most important and busiest institutions.”

Kent was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections where he is being held on a $ 100,000.00 bond.

 For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-8637.        

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