The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

December 31, 2013

Suspect held on gun and immigration charges

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A 25-year-old man is being held on weapon charges after allegedly threatening another Carthage resident with a handgun.

Adrian Hinojosa was arrested Sunday night following an incident in the 500 block of North McGregor Street in Carthage.

A police officer responding to a call about 9:30 p.m. reporting a man with a gun threatening another man followed a vehicle spotted leaving the area to a residence in the 1100 block of Orner Street. There the officer attempted to stop the driver as he was walking away from the vehicle and wound up using his Taser to subdue him.

The suspect, Hinojosa, was discovered to have a loaded handgun in a rear pocket of his pants. He has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest and driving without a license. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also placed a detainer on Hinojosa for allegedly being in the country illegally.

 

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