Texas man wanted on murder for hire charges arrested in Albuquerque

Updated: 05/08/2014 1:03 PM | Created: 05/08/2014 10:58 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

ALBUQUERQUE -- U.S. Marshals and Albuquerque police have arrested a Texas man wanted on murder for hire charges.

Authorities located Adam Rico at the Hampton Inn Motel in northwest Albuquerque. He is accused of making several attempts to have a Texas law enforcement officer assassinated.

Rico is also facing charges of arson and aggravated assault on a police officer.

Rico was arrested on federal charges in April 2014 for weapons offenses and possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine. He has been booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center, where he will await extradition back to Texas.

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