WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A man is behind bars and a stolen truck is recovered following a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon in Wichita Falls.
Around 2 p.m. officers were on patrol in the 2100 block of Holliday when they saw a truck they knew was reported stolen on April 29.
Police initiated a traffic stop on the corner of Holliday and Galveston. The driver was identified as Joseph Christopher Torres, 34.
The owner of the vehicle was contacted and said they did not know Torres and he did not have permission to possess or drive the truck.
Torres was taken into custody and during a search of his person, a handgun was found in his waistband.
Torres is a convicted felon. He was booked into the Wichita Co. Jail and charged with Theft Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Possession Firearm by Felon, and he had a warrant for a parole violation.