TAMPA — A Lutz man was arrested Thursday morning, accused of bringing a loaded gun to the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse.
Deputies noticed the gun in a briefcase as it went through security.
It was a .22-caliber handgun — and it was loaded with 10 bullets, according to a sheriff's report. Nine in the magazine, one in the chamber.
Kevin Allen Dec, 49, told deputies he put the gun in his briefcase because he had been threatened Wednesday night, the affidavit states.
The Sheriff's Office didn't get any more of an explanation, said Col. Jim Previtera, who is in charge of courthouse security. Dec asked for an attorney and declined to talk to investigators further.
He was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, a felony.