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For Immediate Release

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August 10, 2011 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico
(505) 462-2344
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Farmington, NM - August 10, 2011, Deputy United States Marshals arrested Ramon Lurbe, 26, in Denver, Colorado. Lurbe was wanted on charges for Criminal Sexual Penetration of a minor stemming from a June 2010 incident involving a 14 year old girl. On June 27, 2010, Lurbe stalked a 14 year old female at the Francis Canyon Campground located at Navajo Lake. During the night, Lurbe snuck into the female’s tent and sexually assaulted her. The warrant for Lurbe was issued by a Grand Jury Indictment in Rio Arriba County.

On August 2, 2011, United States Marshals from the District of New Mexico, added Ramon Lurbe to the top of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Sex Offenders. Information came in to the Marshals Service that Lurbe was hiding out in Denver, Colorado. Deputy Marshals from New Mexico requested assistance from Colorado’ s U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Location and Apprehension Group (FLAG) task force, and Chicago’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. Deputy Marshals were conducting surveillance in the 3600 block of Magnolia Street in Evans, Colorado, when they observed Lurbe exit his residence to retrieve his mail. Lurbe was taken into custody without incident. District of New Mexico, United States Marshal, Conrad Candelaria, said "the Marshals Service embraces the enormous responsibility of pursuing dangerous fugitives and with impressive diligence, each of the 94 federal district stands ready to exhaust each and every investigative lead that may lead to the identity and location of any fugitive. Due to the outstanding response by the Deputy United States Marshals assigned to the District of Colorado and the Northern District of Illinois, one of New Mexico's Most Wanted fugitives is behind bars and is no longer a danger to our community".

Ramon Lurbe is in jail in Colorado and awaiting his extradition back to New Mexico to face charges of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor (3 counts), and Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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