Montana man enters plea in Sac Int'l Airport firearms case | Crime
SACRAMENTO, CA - A Montana man discovered trying to bring loaded firearms and ammunition on board a flight at Sacramento International Airport last March pleaded guilty on one count of attempting to board an aircraft with a concealed, dangerous weapon.
Harold E. Waller, 45, was carrying a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun on his person and had loaded firearms in each of his three pieces of luggage as well as ammunition loose and in clips, according to federal court documents. Records say Waller admitted he knew it was illegal to bring the firearms and weapons on the plane.
Waller had driven from Montana to Sacramento and bought a one-way ticket to Alaska on US Airways for March 22.
The suspect was previously charged with five counts of attempting to get on an aircraft with a concealed, dangerous weapon.
Lauren Horwood, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of California in Sacramento, said Waller faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced Dec. 19.