Citizen Assists in Thursday Arrest of a Felon

POSTED: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:41am

UPDATED: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 5:36pm

EL PASO- Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a wanted felon last night with the help of a civilian witness.

Jose Lechuga, 19, was walking down a street late Thursday night when a Deputy spotted him and confirmed he had outstanding felony warrants. After making contact with Lechuga, the deputy advised him that he was being placed under arrest for aggravated robbery and unauthorized absence from a community correctional facility.

Lechuga then became uncooperative and a citizen who witnessed the struggle stepped in to assist the deputy in apprehending Lechuga.

His additional charges stemming from this incident include resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

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