Organized Criminals Arrested in Yoakum County
The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Yoakum County Sheriff’s Office recovered stolen items, drugs, and a firearm during a vehicle stop last Friday (Dec. 22).
KAMC News reports, a 2006 GMC pickup near U.S. 82 and FM 435 was stopped after reports of suspicious activity in the area. Police searched the vehicle and found various drugs, stolen property, and a 9 mm handgun. Stolen property included an ATV and its trailer, a diesel tank, welder, and a tractor.
38 year-old Melinda Dominga Marroguin, of Lubbock, Texas; 33 year-old Brandon Hay Gustafson, of Brownfield, Texas; 43 year-old Martin L. Sanchez, of Las Cruces, New Mexico; and 46 year-old Freddy Vasquez, of Lovington, New Mexico; were arrested and charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Burglary of a Habitation, and Burglary of a Building. Marroguin, Sanchez, and Gustafson were also charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
All four suspects were arrested and booked into the Yoakum County Detention Center.