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Roswell man arrested on federal firearms, explosives charges

August 7, 2019

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man arrested on federal firearms and explosives charges is facing a preliminary and detention hearings.

Joshua Daniel Vaughn made his initial appearance Wednesday in federal court in Roswell.

Prosecutors say the 31-year-old Vaughn is being held on a criminal complaint charging him with being illegally in possession of firearms and making destructive explosive devices.

His preliminary hearing has yet to be scheduled, but will be held in federal court in Las Cruces.

Vaughn was taken into custody Monday for questioning by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

According to the criminal complaint, the investigation into Vaughn began Monday after Roswell police received a tip about a man seen loading multiple firearms into a vehicle.

Officers stopped Vaughn’s car and allegedly recovered seven firearms.

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