A motorist suspected of carrying a loaded handgun in his infant’s car seat has been charged with child abuse.
Thomas Adrian Brown, 22, of the 1800 block of Sexton Street, is charged with a third-degree felony count of child abuse and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, a fourth-degree felony.
On Aug. 9, a Las Cruces Police officer pulled traffic on a 2001 Oldsmobile that failed to maintain traffic lanes. Before the vehicle came to a stop, the officer observed the driver moving around in his seat and ducking down several times.
The vehicle came to a stop near Lohman Avenue and Nacho Drive.
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