The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bishop William Henry Murphy III was carrying a 9 mm handgun in his carry-on luggage, according to the warrant by the Clayton County Police Department. A Transportation Security Administrationofficial allegedly discovered the weapon during an X-ray screening. Murphy does have a license to carry permit, the warrant states.
Murphy is the bishop of The dReam Center Church. He also is a prominent gospel singer. His song “Praise is What I Do” has more than 4.5 million views on YouTube.
Murphy was charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon in an unauthorized area. He appeared in court Thursday, where the judge set his bond at $2,500. He could face civil penalties of up to $7,500, according to Channel 2 Action News.