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Amarillo Police: Man found to be convicted felon in possession of gun arrested during traffic stop

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Published: May. 25, 2022 at 10:39 AM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo police has arrested a man who was found to be a convicted felon in possession of a gun during a traffic stop this morning.

According to the release, on May 25, at around 4:15 a.m., an Amarillo police officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle with a fictitious license plate near southwest 51st Avenue.

The driver, who was later identified as 30-year-old Matthew Jon Lopez who refused to identify himself.

Lopez was found in possession of a handgun and methamphetamine.

Once Lopez’s identity was confirmed, he was found to be a convicted felon and have an active probation violation warrant for Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.

Lopez was arrested for his warrant, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Fail to Identify-Fugitive from Justice.

He was booked into the Randall County Jail.

On May 25th at 4:15 AM, an APD officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle with a fictitious license plate in the 4300...

Posted by Amarillo Police Department on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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