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For Immediate Release

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November 10, 2011 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals

Albuquerque, NM Attempted Murder Suspect Bruce Anthony Hollis was arrested by Deputies and Task Force Officers with the United States Marshals Service Southwest Fugitive Investigative Team, and New Mexico Department of Public Safety Motor Transportation Police along Interstate 40 near Juantabo in Albuquerque. Hollis is wanted by the Bakersfield Police Department in California.

Hollis an “East Side Crip” has been on the run and hiding out from authorities for over two years on charges of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, participation in a gang, and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Hollis was arrested after leads were developed by the United States Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in Fresno, California that Hollis would be driving a semi-tractor trailer through Albuquerque under the assumed name Brandon Deward Walker. U.S. Marshals Service deputies along with NMDPS Motor Transportation Police set up surveillance along I40 and located the suspected tractor trailer. Hollis was stopped along I40 and taken into custody without incident. Hollis will be booked at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center pending extradition to California.

U.S. Marshal Conrad Candelaria said “this is another example of federal and local law enforcement agencies working together on a national level apprehend violent fugitives and hold them accountable for their actions.”

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

The Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from New Mexico State Police, New Mexico Department of Corrections, Dona An County Sheriff’s Office, Las Cruces Police Department, Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Rio Rancho Police Department, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Fe Police Department, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest all Violent Offenders. Last year, U.S. Marshals’ task forces arrested more than 27,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

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

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