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Another indicted gang member arrested Thursday

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Oct. 22, 2010 at 5:22 a.m.


WHO REMAINSHilario Figirova, aka "Dirty Pennies"

Jeffrey Soto, aka "Jeff"

One of three suspected gang members wanted from last week's round up was arrested Thursday afternoon.

Christopher Allen "Little Chris" Rivera, 25, of Victoria, and 15 other suspected members of the Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos were indicted on Oct. 15 in connection six killings or attempted killings dating back to 2001. He and two others were the only ones not arrested as of Monday when the charges were announced.

Two Victoria police officers responded to a home in the 900 block of Santa Fe Drive when they saw Rivera climb into the front passenger seat of a car, according to an arrest report.

The vehicle was then stopped in the 300 block of Stanly Street, when Rivera then ran about 75 yards and was pinned down and cuffed, according to the arrest report.

Rivera was arrested on warrants charging him with murder, assault causing serious bodily injury, manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

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