Witness in Carlsbad Murder Arrested for Crimes Against Children
SAN ANGELO, TX – Another arrest has been made from the Carlsbad murder that occurred on Saturday. The only thing unexpected about this arrest was that it was for possession of child pornography.
According to the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, on February 20, deputies with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office's Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant on the 400 block of E 37th street.
The warrant was issued for 23-year-old Adrian Villarreal. Villarreal was the man accused of buying the gun used in the murder of Sterling Mickey Riley. Before the arrest of the alleged murderer, Justin Ramirez, he and his girlfriend are accused of selling the murder weapon to Villarreal at the Walmart on South Bryant. Here is the original story: AFFIDAVIT: Ramirez Emptied Entire Clip During Carlsbad Murder
During the initial investigation, Villarreal denied being at the Walmart and also denied buying the gun.
With a search warrant seeking information about the handgun, investigators found dozens of lewd images of children. It is unknown at this time if the murder weapon was recovered during the search.
Villarreal was arrested and charged with 12 counts of possession of child pornography. His bond is set at $240,000, or $20,000 per charge.
The Texas Rangers were involved during the entire incident.
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