NORMAN — Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman Friday after she brought a handgun into the Cleveland County courthouse, authorities said.
Cynthia Bodnar, 52, of Norman, entered the courthouse shortly before 1 p.m. After putting her purse through the X-ray machine, deputies noticed what appeared to be a handgun inside. Deputies found a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun in Bodnar’s purse, according to a news release from the Cleveland County sheriff’s office.
The gun was loaded with one bullet in the chamber, authorities reported. A magazine with seven more rounds was also discovered by deputies.
Bodnar told deputies she did not have a permit for concealed/open-carry, that her boyfriend put the gun in her purse and that deputies could have the gun, according to the news release. She also told deputies that her grandchildren were taken from her custody the previous evening. She was at the courthouse to attend a court hearing, authorities said.
Deputies arrested Bodnar on a complaint of unlawful carrying of a firearm in a courthouse. She was booked into the Cleveland County jail. Bodnar was released from jail Saturday, after posting a $5,000 bond, authorities said.