POSTED: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 5:05pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 8:19pm
SOCORRO - 30-year-old Adrian Manuel Moreno, who already had five DWI convictions, is under arrest for possessing a firearm.
Moreno is from San Elizario but had fled the area. Acting on a tip, Socorro police staked out a convenience store at Dindinger and Socorro Road. They found a 9mm handgun in Moreno's car. Because he is a convicted felon, Moreno is not allowed by law to carry a gun.
"The tip came in suddenly and we had to quickly and accurately develop these leads into an arrest," said detective Daniel DeAnda with the Socorro Police Department.
Moreno has been booked into the El Paso County Jail.