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Man Caught With Semiautomatic Guns On I-84 Resists Arrest, Police Say

The seized illegal weapons. Photo Credit: Putnam County Sheriff
Pedro Ruiz. Photo Credit: Putnam County Sheriff

A sheriff’s deputy apprehended a man in possession of semiautomatic weapons after he allegedly attempted to resist arrest following a traffic stop on I-84 in Putnam County.

Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley, Jr. announced the arrest of New Mexico resident Pedro Ruiz-Rivas on Monday, who is facing charges that include two felony counts of criminal possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and other violations.

According to Langley, shortly after 1:30 a.m. on May 21, a Deputy Sheriff stopped Ruiz-Rivas on I-84 in Southeast for a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, it was determined that Ruiz-Rivas was in possession of a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, a 45-caliber semiautomatic pistol and several boxes of ammunition and a pocket knife.

When the deputy attempted to take him into custody on the weapons charge, he allegedly resisted arrest before being apprehended. Following arraignment, Ruiz-Rivas is due back in court next month to answer the charges.

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