Meridian Star

March 12, 2013

Convicted killer pulls gun at Gulfport airport


Associated Press

GULFPORT, Miss. —  

Police say a 40-year-old man on parole for a 1996 murder conviction in Gulfport was taken into custody when he placed a gun on a counter at the Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport.

Sgt. Matt Thomas tells The Sun Herald it happened Sunday at the information booth and an airport employee called police.

Thomas says Garrick Donnell Thomas was arrested without incident on a charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Thomas is held at the Harrison County jail pending a parole hearing.

It was unclear whether he has an attorney.