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The Carthage Press
  • Firearms charges filed against Carthage man

  • A Carthage man faces two counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon and a detainer from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement service after allegedly threatening then resisting arrest.
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  • A Carthage man faces two counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon and a detainer from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement service after allegedly threatening then resisting arrest.
    Carthage police said officers had to use an electric stun gun or TASER, on Adrian Hinojosa, 25, Carthage, because he resisted efforts to handcuff him would not follow officers' orders to show his hands and lay on the ground.
    After he was incapacitated and handcuffed by the TASER, officers found a loaded handgun in his right rear pocket.
    According to a release from the Carthage Police Department, the incident started at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday when police were called to a home in the 500 block of North McGregor where the caller reported that a man was threatening him with a gun.
    The suspect left the area as police were responding, but officers received a description of the vehicle and one officer spotted it leaving the area of the call.
    “The officer followed the vehicle until it pulled into the driveway of a residence in the 1000 block of Orner,” Carthage Police said in a written release. “The officer made contact with the occupants of the vehicle as they were exiting it and the male driver of the vehicle identified himself using the same name as that which was given by the reporting party as being the subject with a gun.
    “The officer moved in to detain the subject in handcuffs, and he instead pulled away from the officer’s grasp.  The officer then drew his Taser and began ordering the subject to show his hands and lay on the ground.  The male instead continued backing away and his right hand was behind his back out of sight of the officer.
    “The officer then deployed his Taser at the male and he was immediately incapacitated by it.  The officer moved in and placed the male into handcuffs, and a search of his person revealed a loaded handgun in the subject’s right rear pocket.”
    Police said on Dec. 30, the Prosecuting Attorney filed two felony counts of Unlawful Use of A Weapon on Hinjosa, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement also issued an immigration detainer on him.  
    He was transported to the Jasper Co jail where he is currently being held.  

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