Officers made contact with Vela and asked if he had any weapons. He replied that he did and two sets of brass knuckles were removed from his coat pockets. Vela refused to tell investigating officers why he had armed himself with the brass knuckles.
A check on Vela also showed him to have two warrants for his arrest. After being taken into custody two baggies of meth were found in his pocket as well.
Vela was transported to the Benton County jail where he was booked on the above charges.