Man accused of taking gun in local hospital could face a Class A misdemeanor - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/9/08

Man accused of taking gun in local hospital could face a Class A misdemeanor

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Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff's Dept. Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff's Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The case of a Shallowater man accused of taking a gun into a Lubbock hospital is now in the hands of the district attorney. 

Police arrested 34-year-old Brian Stevenson Wednesday morning. He's charged with unlawfully carrying weapons and public intoxication.  

A staff member at Covenant Specialty Hospital alerted police when they noticed a gun in Stevenson's waist band. Investigators say Stevenson walked into the hospital around 7 a.m. Wednesday, saying no one was going to take his mother out of the facility. We're told it was a family issue, and not about the hospital at all.

Police arrested Stevenson outside the hospital in a nearby parking lot. Besides the gun in his waist band, police also found a handgun and shotgun in Stevenson's car. "What his intentions were or what actions he was going to resort, we don't know. Again, what we do know is that he had in fact gone into the facility armed with a handgun and was intoxicated and at least made some plans or preparations and had put other firearms in the vehicle and so it did raise come concerns for us," said Greg Stevens with the Lubbock Police Department.

Police tell NewsChannel 11 they presented this case to the district attorney's office Thursday afternoon. Unlawfully carrying a weapon is a Class A misdemeanor. Authorities say Stevenson could face additional charges.  

We've also learned Stevenson is the Director for the Lubbock County Collections Department. We called the Assistant Director to find out what effect, if any, this would have on his employment there. We have not yet received a call back.

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