Woman allegedly caught with loaded gun at DeKalb County courthouse

A woman on her way to file divorce paperwork Wednesday was instead arrested for allegedly trying to enter the DeKalb County courthouse with a loaded gun.

Yolanda Perdue, 27, was stopped by deputies at the entrance of the courthouse in Decatur, according to Sgt. Adrion Bell with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Inside Perdue’s purse, deputies allegedly found a loaded handgun, Bell said.

Perdue was arrested and taken without incident to the DeKalb County jail, where she was charged with carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location. Her bond was set at $1,000, according to booking records.

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