Williamson commissioner indicted by grand jury on gun charge

Barb Sturgeon

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Williamson County commissioner investigated after carrying a gun onto school property was handed down an indictment by a grand jury.

Barb Sturgeon
Barb Sturgeon was charged with carrying or possessing a gun on school grounds.

Barb Sturgeon was charged with carrying or possessing a gun on school grounds.

Sharon Puckett, the Public Information Officer for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, told News 2 that Sturgeon turned herself in Friday and posted a $5,000 bond soon after.

The charges stem from a mid-November incident when Sturgeon reportedly carried a gun into an ongoing work session for the Williamson County School Board.

“The commissioner had a purse which resembled a purse that she had previously displayed on Facebook, which had a holster and a pistol inside,” Sheriff Jeff Long said in a statement released to News 2 at the time of the incident. “A weapon was found in her purse.”

The sheriff’s office prepared a report that was turned over to District Attorney Kim Helper.

Sturgeon is due in court Dec. 15 at 9 a.m.

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