Dwight Thompson, former Co-Chair of CAMPO and Westlake Hills Mayor was Arrested Friday for trying to board a plane with a handgun.
Police at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport arrested former mayor Dwight Thompson, Friday morning who had a LOADED .38-caliber handgun at a checkpoint, said Jim Halbrook, an airport spokesman.
Dwight Dallas Thompson, who lost his seat because of his vote to toll already funded roads, was charged with possession of a firearm, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Thompson was arrested at 5:27 a.m. while going through a checkpoint to board a plane, Halbrook said.
Thompson was release from Travis County Jail at lunchtime Friday after a bail bond was put forward.
Update: After this Blog article was published CBS news did this: HERE.
The Statesman ran this article yesterday, with the arrest photo, before they knew Thompson was a VIP.
After the Statesman was informed of Mayor Thompson's arrest the next day, they produced an article favoring the law breaker HERE. Any gun has weight to it and you'd know something was in the bag.