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Los Alamos Police Respond To Call Of Man With Gun At Smith's ... Arrest Gary Johnson Of Arizona Covered In Hate Group Tattoos

on June 19, 2017 - 4:56pm

Los Alamos Police arrest Gary Johnson of Arizona this afternoon after responding to a call that a man had a gun at Smith's Marketplace. Johnson had left Smith's in his black pickup and police spotted him and pulled him over near 15th Street and Trinity Drive. From left, Cpl. David Boe, Chief Dino Sgambellone and Det. Daniel Roberts speak with Johnson and determine that he possessed a pellet gun and was driving on a suspended license. Upon seeing Johnson's tattoos and recognizing that they were consistent with those worn by members of certain hate groups, Chief Sgambellone asked whether he was in town with the intention of starting a hate group here. Johnson said no, adding that he had left that lifestyle in Arizona. He said he was in town to visit his girlfriend. Police charged Johnson with driving on a suspended license and transported him to the Los Alamos County Detention Center where he was booked. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Police question Gary Johnson of Arizona prior to arresting him this afternoon near 15th and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Police clear Gary Johnson's pockets of any dangerous items before transporting him to jail. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Cpl. David Boe places handcuffs on Gary Johnson at the scene. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Cpl. David Boe escorts Gary Johnson to his patrol vehicle for transport to jail. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The scene of the arrest of an Arizona man this afternoon on 15th Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/