Music, questions lead to Ore. gun arrest

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JEFFERSON, Ore. (AP) -- Loud music and too much conversation led to a Greeley, Colo., man's arrest in Jefferson, Ore., near Salem.

Marion County sheriff's spokesman Don Thomson says 28-year-old Pablo Ricardo Rodriguez was vising his mother Sunday when Deputy Matt Hagan responded to a complaint of loud music.

Hagan asked the man to turn down the music.

The sheriff's spokesman says the man began asking the deputy a number of questions -- about deputies' patrol habits in Jefferson and what type of weapon the officer carried. The deputy found that odd.

A records check showed the man had several felony convictions in Colorado. When Hagan returned a few hours later to another call about loud music, he says he saw Rodriguez holding a semi-automatic handgun in the apartment complex parking lot.

Rodriguez was arrested for investigation of being a felon in possession of a handgun.