MESQUITE, Nev. – A Mesquite man, who allegedly threatened a motorist with a gun while driving last week, is facing additional felony charges after a search of his property yielded a firearm, cocaine and 124 marijuana plants.
Harvey Hurtado, 27, is charged with five felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, grand larceny, attempted marijuana trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and burglary, according to a statement issued Thursday by the Mesquite Police Department.
Mesquite Police officers received a report Friday that a male suspect, who was later identified as Hurtado, pointed a handgun at and threatened the driver of another vehicle.
Officers set up surveillance of Hurtado’s residence within the Mesquite area, locating him on Saturday. Officers were able to safely take Hurtado into custody, according to the department’s statement.
Following Hurtado’s arrest, Mesquite detectives secured and executed a search warrant on his residence and vehicle. According to the Police Department, the search yielded a firearm, cocaine and approximately 124 marijuana plants.
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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