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Mario Mercado

Mario Munguia Jr.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:17 am, Wed Jun 15, 2011.

Two men are in custody at San Joaquin County jail after allegedly having a gun in a Lodi bar. Mario Estevan Mercado, 30, and Mario Alberto Medina Munguia Jr., 24, are being held in San Joaquin County jail after being apprehended by the Lodi Police Department early Saturday morning on the 100 block of West Turner Road, police said.

Officers responded to the area around 1:50 a.m. Saturday after receiving a call about a man in a bar with a gun in his waistband, said Sgt. Doug Chinn of the Lodi Police Department. Both subjects left the scene before police arrived. However, they were found near the bar and were apprehended at gunpoint by officers, Chinn said.

Authorities found a Colt .45 pistol in the bushes near the bar and arrested Munguia for possessing a firearm, Chinn said. Mercado later claimed he was holding the gun for Munguia, Chinn said. The firearm is believed to have been stolen during a burglary in French Camp, police said.

According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department website, Munguia faces multiple charges, including being a convict carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a firearm with a prior conviction, street terrorism and receiving stolen property. Mercado is facing charges of street terrorism, being a convict carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a destructive device and knowingly receiving stolen property, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.

Both men are being held without bail.

Contact reporter Jordan Guinn at jordang@lodinews.com.

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  • Justin Creadible posted at 2:46 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    DivideandConquer Posts: 5

    Mercado later claimed he was holding the gun for Munguia, Chinn said. I'm pretty sure Mercado blew any defense they could have had. I bet they were born here though, parents probably Love Ronald Regan as well. I'm not saying they are any better then the illegal gangsters but they are a hell of lot easier to keep track of.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 8:15 pm on Fri, Jun 17, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1795

    Oh yeah, I forgot. We will have to support him AFTER he is found guilty and I will bet my favorite pair of sneakers that will happen.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:39 am on Thu, Jun 16, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Mr. Baxter, they haven't been found guilty yet.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 9:48 am on Wed, Jun 15, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1795

    Oh no, not another incident of LPD picking on poor hispanics just trying to make a better life in America. Now we have to support this POS in prison.



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