Woman arrested on gun charge
A Mangum woman found herself behind bars on Independence Day following a traffic stop in the early morning hours in Comanche on July 4. She now faces one felony count of possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled and dangerous substance and driving with license suspended.
Eloisa Figueroa, age 49, was pulled over by a Comanche police officer for a non-working tag light near 2nd Street and Highway 53 shortly after 3:30 a.m.
Figueroa was not able to produce a valid driver’s license and instead produced an ID card. When the officer called to confirm the driver had a valid driver’s license, he was told her license had been revoked due to previous drug offenses and that she had no outstanding warrants.
According to the affidavit, Figueroa told the officer she had no weapons, drug or drug paraphernalia in her car.
Figueroa was placed under arrest for driving with a revoked driver’s license.
According to the affidavit, when the officer searched Figueroa’s vehicle, she found several prescription bottles that did not belong to Figueroa. Figueroa told the officer that friends gave them to her but she did not take any of it.
While inventorying the trunk, a .22-caliber pistol was found in a backpack along with ammunition. Figueroa was then transported to the Stephens County Jail without incident.
The charge for possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction is punishable by imprisonment for one to 10 years. The two misdemeanor charges are subject to fines not to exceed a $1,000 and/or one year in prison.
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