Monday, August 22, 2011
News: Toya Carter's New Husband Arrested
Toya Carter's husband who co-stars alongside her in the BET reality show "Toya: A Family Affair" was arrested today at an airport in Atlanta after he tried to bring a gun onto an airplane.
Law enforcement tells TMZ, Mickey "Memphitz" Wright put his backpack through the X-ray scanner at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and TSA agents quickly discovered the firearm and called the cops.
According to police, Wright had a valid license to carry the weapon insisting he had simply forgotten the gun was in his bag but it's still illegal to bring it on a plane.
Wright was arrested on the spot and transferred to a nearby jail. He is still in custody.
Oops she doesn't go by Carter anymore either sorry.
UPDATE: He has finally been released from custody after being arrested on Sunday and he hopes to be reunited with his firearm as soon as possible.
TMZ spoke with Mickey "Memphitz" Wright who went in front of a judge in Clayton County, GA this afternoon after TSA agents at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport discovered the Desert Eagle pistol in his carry-on bag Monday.
Wright tells us the judge was "very understanding" of his explanation that he had placed the gun in a backpack weeks ago and simply forgot about it and released him on bail.
Wright says he was "completely shocked" when TSA agents discovered the gun in his bag -- but tells us, "I had my license and the judge did me right and let me out."
He adds, "The TSA did their job I just hate that it was me because I'm about positivity and motivation."
When asked if he will ask the court to return the gun, Wright tells us, "Yes, i want my gun back" but insists the next time he travels, he'll leave the piece at home.