Twice Deported Illegal Alien Arrested Again with Sawed Off Shotgun
ABILENE, TX – The Taylor County Sheriff’s office Thursday conducted a traffic stop that led the arrest of an illegal immigrant who was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. The suspect had been reported back to Mexico on two separate occasions.
According to KTXS, the deputy conducted the stop after observing a late model Chevrolet pickup traveling in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street with an expired registration.
Police identified the driver as Jesus Alfonso Salazar-Rivera, 30, and was taken into custody after he was found in possession of the sawed-off shotgun, which is a prohibited weapon. He is also arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
The Taylor County Sheriff’s office stated Salazar-Rivera may be facing federal drug and firearm charges. He is being held without bond on an immigration charge.
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