Austin – Witnesses say Department of Public Safety Troopers arrested two unidentified men who were carrying holstered black powder revolvers on the steps of the State Capitol during the Texas Book Fair.
According to Victoria Montgomery, a spokeswoman for Open Carry Texas, no one else in the crowd was armed. She did not know for what charge troopers placed them in handcuffs.
News outlets said they received no return message from DPS when they made inquiries.
Justin DeLosh, III, gained release on a personal recognizance bond on the charge of criminal trespass. Tom Jefferson raised the bondsman's fee on a $5,000 bail for criminal trespass with a deadly weapon. Authorities released both within hours.
M/Sgt. C.J. Grisham may be seen here addressing the crowd about the protest rally and what occurred.