As part of the security screening, authorities will determine whether he has any gang affiliations.
"He had tattoos that our gang unit would be looking at ... to see if he's involved in any kind of gang," Hodgson said. "Doesn't mean he is."
The tattoos raise suspicion, the sheriff said, and investigators will follow up with interviews to further determine the significance of what they saw.
"He'll be treated no better and no worse than any other inmate," the sheriff said.