ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man arrested in Albuquerque for trying to have a Lubbock lawman killed has been extradited back to Texas.
U.S. Marshals caught Adam Rico at a motel near Coors and I-40 last week.
He’s accused of hiring another man to kill a sheriff’s deputy who had arrested him on drug and gun charges last month.
Texas officials say Rico and the suspected assassin belong to the same gang.
Rico’s jailed on a $5 million bond.