Reed sparks airport flap
By Robert Croweand & Elizabeth Allen: Express-News
That mother was Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed.
Travis Reed, and Mueller, 25, real estate brokers, were about to board a plane headed to Las Vegas when security personnel saw on an X-ray machine a gun inside Mueller's Dakine brand backpack, police reports state.
“What Judge Reed did is call over there and say she had no objection to a PR bond for him,” Herberg said.
Reed did not return a call for comment, but acknowledged the incident through Herberg.
Herberg pointed out that Mueller would have “under any circumstance,” been eligible for a personal recognizance bond. “In this case, Reed's son happened to call her about it,” he said.
The anonymous attorney said, “If he is just going to get a PR bond, well then, just let him get a PR bond.”
Airport spokesman David Hebert said most guns found during security checks are mistakenly left in bags or forgotten by travelers.
In 2006, the airport recorded 42 cases of unlawful possession of a firearm. Herberg said he knew of at least two other such cases this year in which suspects were released on their own personal recognizance. Reed didn't get involved in those cases, he said.
Hebert said passengers can legally transport guns on airplanes if they check them in with local and federal aviation authorities.