Nev. Judge Dismisses Gun Case Against Jerry Lewis

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas judge has dismissed a firearms charge against entertainer Jerry Lewis.

Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Karen Bennett-Haron dismissed the case Friday after attorneys agreed to let the 82-year-old comedian off without fines.

Lewis was cited in July for attempting to carry an unloaded concealed weapon through McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

He later said the weapon was a gift that he'd placed in a carry-on bag more than a year ago. He said he forgot it was in the bag until he was stopped at an airport security checkpoint.

Lewis' lawyer, Ross Goodman, says Lewis was forced to surrender the engraved gun. Goodman calls the quick resolution "a good result for great guy."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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