Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of Firearm

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

10 years in federal prison, that's what a Loving, New Mexico man faces.

32-year-old Brian Laxson pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He had previously been convicted of tampering with evidence.

Back in February, Sheriff's Deputies were called out to a plant near Carlsbad for a suspicious vehicle on the property.

Deputies stopped Laxson in his car and they also found a rifle on the roadway nearby.

Laxson admitted that the rifle belonged to him and he threw it from his vehicle when he saw deputies approaching.