VAUGHN, N.M. (KRQE) - Three months since a Larry Barker investigation exposed a police chief in New Mexico could not carry a real gun, that man is no longer a chief.
Vaughn's mayor says Police Chief Chris Armijo stepped down Tuesday night, but the mayor couldn't say why.
Officials say Armijo had to carry a fake gun because he was a convicted felon for not paying his child support in Texas.
He was also arrested a couple months ago, accused of selling a police rifle and pocketing the cash.
The town only has one other officer and he is been convicted of domestic violence and that means he can not carry a gun either.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
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