GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) – An inmate at the Gregg County Jail was found in possession of a firearm.
On Saturday, Deputy Frank Bless was dispatched to the front receiving area of the jail in reference to an inmate with a gun. Upon his arrival to the front, jailer Andrew Chandler handed Bless a .38 special revolver, with five rounds in the chamber.
Chandler stated that the weapon was taken from inmate Demichael Johnson, 19, of Longview, prior to his placement in a holding cell.
Authorities stated the revolver was hidden in Johnson's left pant leg.
Johnson has been charged with possession of a deadly weapon in penal institution.