Montrose community leader not charged in airport gun case

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A controversial situation with a community leader in Montrose left her in the hands of Mesa County prosecutors.

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger decided it was an honest mistake when Montrose City Council member Kathy Ellis. who has a concealed carry permit, brought her gun to the Montrose airport.

Hautzinger entered an agreement and Ellis signed it avoiding any criminal action against her.

Ellis has to do 48 hours of community service within the next three months and take a gun safety class to avoid charges being filed against her.

Montrose District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller gave the case to Mesa County because he believed it would be a conflict of interest if he moved forward with it.

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