ST. GEORGE — A 19-year-old man was arrested on a variety of charges Sunday after he allegedly tried to pull a loaded handgun on police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call in Mesquite, Nevada.
At approximately 11:45 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to an apartment complex to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance that was allegedly taking place between two men, according to a statement issued by the Mesquite Police Department Thursday.
While the officers were speaking with the two men involved in the altercation, one of the men – identified as Colten Mora, 19 of Caliente, Nevada – attempted to pull out a handgun that had been concealed in the waist area of his pants, according to the Police Department.
“An officer was close enough to the suspect,” police said, “that the officer was able to quickly revert to his training and grab the suspect’s hand and forcefully remove the handgun.”
Police gained control of Mora and were able to safely take him into custody.
“Upon closer examination, the officers found the handgun was fully loaded and had been stolen out of Lincoln County, Nevada,” police said.
Mora was subsequently arrested and charged with two felony counts of carrying a concealed weapon (firearm) and possession of a stolen firearm, along with three misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and battery domestic violence.
Due to the felony charges, Mora was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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