Liberty dad jailed in Bahamas jail after bullet found in bag - KCTV5

Liberty father spends four days in Bahamas jail after bullet found in bag

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LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -

There was no holding back when Darrell Lapp finally saw his family.

The 48-year-old father and husband was arrested while going through security at an airport in Freeport, Bahamas.

Lapp, on a Boy Scouts scuba trip, left a .32 caliber bullet in a pouch he was carrying.

"Sometimes I take this pouch when I'm traveling or go into the woods hunting," Lapp explained.

The bullet managed to get through security checkpoints at KCI when he departed and through security in Nassau. But, Lapp said, it was a different case when he tried to return home.

"And at the very front of the pouch I had receipts, and he reaches inside there and pulls out a bullet, and I was flabbergasted," said Lapp. "I had no idea."

"I thought he was going to join up with us. It wasn't until I got home, then I realized he was in a jail cell," said Lapp's son, Alex.

Lapp was placed under arrest for possession of ammunition. He says he was confined to a cell with no bed, alone for four days and three nights.

"I came to realize that I was being treated better than the other prisoners. I was not handcuffed all the time when I left my cell," said Lapp.

Lapp said he realizes what he had done was his mistake, and he does not blame the Bahamas government.

"I broke the law. It was very unfortunate. I had no plans to do that," Lapp said.

All charges were dismissed against Lapp. Besides spending time with his family, he says the first thing he's going to do is get some sleep.

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