The Cochran County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest in cooperation with the Federal Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Bureau on Monday. An arrest was made in a case of the attempted sale of stolen firearms in Cochran County.
According to information from the Cochran County Sheriff’s Office, they had received information that a known felon was attempting to sell stolen firearms. The Sheriff’s Office gathered information on the suspect and learned that he had an active parole violation.
The suspect was spotted driving a White Nissan Armada in the 300 block of Grant in Morton. A traffic stop was initiated by the Cochran County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with ATF Agents. The suspect, identified as 28 year old Trey Craig Kimbrell, resisted arrest briefly, but was eventually placed under arrest. He was found to be in possession of two firearms, one of which was stolen. He was charged with Felon in possession of a firearm, a state jail felony; Possession of a stolen firearm, a third degree felony and possession of a drug test falsification device, a class B misdemeanor. He will face additional federal charges.
He is currently held in the Cochran County Jail on bonds totaling $51,500 on the charges out of Cochran County and is held with no bond on a parole violation out of Hockley County.
Cochran County Sheriff Jorge DeLaCruz told KLVT News that they received the tip on the stolen firearm from the Hobbs New Mexico Police Department. He said the investigation in this case is on going and Kimbrell will face federal firearms charges.