Monte Vista man arrested on various charges

MONTE VISTA– Terrance Carter, 33, of Monte Vista was arrested on various charges last week after the Monte Vista Police Department served a search warrant in the 600 block of Jefferson Street, looking for stolen property from several thefts.

During the search of the residence, officers and agents with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation located several stolen items, a stolen handgun with the serial number partially ground off and heroin. Officers also located a marijuana grow within the residence. The handgun and marijuana were accessible to three young children who reside in the residence.

Carter was arrested and booked into the Rio Grande County jail on the following charges: possession of a defaced firearm, possession of a weapon by a previous offender (Carter is a convicted felon), secure firearm storage required, theft, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and child abuse.

A news release from the MVPD said this is an ongoing investigation and no further information will be released as this time.