DETROIT (WWJ) – Bond has been set at $50,000/10 percent for a California woman who allegedly tried to carry a pistol into Detroit City Hall.
Police said 54-year-old Elmira Sutton, of Pittsburg, California, along with a male companion, attempted to go through security inside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Tuesday morning with the weapon.READ MORE: Suspect Wounded By Police During Shootout In Detroit
Sutton reportedly said they were on their way to a City Council meeting. Both were taken into custody after the man reportedly said the gun belonged to him.
Sutton stood mute on Thursday as magistrate Renee McDuffy entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf to one count of carrying a concealed weapon.READ MORE: Skubal Strikes Out 11 As Tigers Top Orioles
Calling the charge “a very serious matter,” McDuffy said it is alleged that Sutton knew she had the gun in her purse and she does not have a concealed weapons license.
A source said Sutton has no previous criminal record.
The incident prompted a discussion among council members concerning their security. (More on this here).MORE NEWS: Kurt Busch To Victory Lane At Kansas
Sutton’s companion was not expected to face charges.