Wife of APD officer indicted

Posted at: 12/22/2012 6:24 PM
By: Adam Camp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The wife of an Albuquerque police officer is in federal custody Saturday night.

Elizabeth Taylor, married to Officer David Taylor, has been federally indicted for buying four handguns she said were for her, but gave them to someone else.

The indictment states Taylor bought two handguns from The Sportsmen's Warehouse in Albuquerque on Aug. 6. It also said on Aug. 17 Taylor bought two more guns from The Shooters Den on San Mateo.

But Taylor has been charged for lying to the gun stores about who the guns were for.

The indictment never mentions a connection of the guns with convicted felon Chris Blattner. He had a standoff with police just five days after Taylor bought the final two guns. Police said Blattner shot at police.

Blattner is also a suspect in a missing woman case.

Albuquerque Metro Court has not released the criminal complaint for Taylor's indictment.