Ted Nugent’s wife was arrested at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday when security found a gun in her carry-on bag.
Shemane Ann Nugent, 51, was taken into custody by the airport’s Department of Public Safety, Dallas News reported.
Nugent’s attorney, David Finn, called the incident an “honest mistake.”
Finn said Nugent worked late the night before and “completely forgot or never knew the weapon was in her bag.”
She has a concealed-carry license and has no criminal records, according to Finn.
“She is very embarrassed,” Finn told the Dallas News. “She’s never been in this situation before. She has expressed remorse for any inconvenience for any public safety officials.”
According to the Transporation Security Administration, there has been a rise in the number of guns seized at the airport. More than 1,000 have been confiscated this year.
Shemane Nugent married Ted Nugent, 64, in 1989. Her husband has been on outspoken critic of President Barack Obama’s gun control measures.