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.