Felon charged with gun show sale to undercover cop

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 12, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 11:43 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- A South Texas man who served time for dealing firearms without a license has been charged with selling a weapon to an undercover officer at an Austin gun show.

A federal judge in San Antonio has ordered 65-year-old Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez of Spring Branch to remain in custody pending trial.

Prosecutors on Wednesday announced the arrest on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Rodriguez on Aug. 18 allegedly sold a pistol to an undercover officer for $650.

A search warrant carried out last week at the suspect's home led to the seizure of 76 firearms, including assault rifles, and about $15,000.

Rodriguez served nearly four years in prison on a 2002 California conviction for possession of a machine gun and dealing firearms without a license.

 

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