SEPT. 8-- Circuit Court Judge Creed McGinley, who is presiding over the trial of Zach Adams in Savannah for the murder of Holly Bobo beginning Saturday with final jury selection, was cited last week for allegedly having a gun in his carry-on bag at Memphis International Airport.
According to the incident report from the Memphis Airport Police Department, McGinley went through screening lane 5 of terminal B at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, on his way to board a flight to Houston.
The Transportation Security Administration screener handling McGinley’s bag notified airport police of a possible gun in a carry-on bag, and those officers reviewed the image of the x-ray, which appeared to show a handgun.
The officers retrieved the bag from the x-ray machine and discovered a black Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm pistol. The bag and McGinley were escorted to the airport police substation, where the gun was removed from the bag and rendered safe.
It was discovered to be loaded with six ball rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber.
According to the report, “McGinley advised he had forgotten the firearm was inside the bag when he submitted it for TSA screening.”