A Tennessee woman arrested for driving licence offences now faces felony charges, with Kingsport police saying she introduced a stolen, loaded .22-calibre mini-revolver into jail, via an orifice of her body. According to an incident report at the Kingsport Police Department, the discovery was made as jailers processed Dallas J. Archer, 19, into the facility on Monday afternoon.
Archer had earlier been stopped by a patrol officer after her mother claimed to have been assaulted and named her daughter's car as the suspect's vehicle. During that stop Archer was found alone in the car. A police report states a check of her driving status revealed her licence was suspended for failing to satisfy multiple citations.
She was then arrested for driving on suspended and transported to the city jail. During the booking process, a female corrections officer reportedly detected an, "unknown item in (Archer's) crotch." That jailer and a female patrol officer then accompanied Archer to a restroom, according to the report, "and recovered a North American Arms 22 LR revolver (loaded) which Dallas had concealed in her vagina."
The incident report states the weapon was checked through the National Crime Information Center database, coming back as reported stolen during a 2013 auto burglary. Along with the original charge of driving on a suspended licence, Archer was additionally charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility, a Class C felony. As of Tuesday morning Kingsport police had placed no charges against Archer related to the alleged possession of the stolen firearm, or the assault incident originally reported by her mother.