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December 07, 2011 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico
(505) 938-7550
Tis the Season to go to Jail

Albuquerque, NM - On December 7, 2011, the United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico arrested Mark Anthony Gutierrez and Rian Chad Williams. Williams was arrested in Las Cruces shortly after being elevated to the Marshals Service Most Wanted Program and Gutierrez was arrested in Rio Rancho on an Albuquerque Metro Crime Stopper tip.

Rian Chad Williams was added to the New Mexico’s Most Wanted late yesterday afternoon based on his violent criminal history. Williams is a known member of the Cruces Boys gang operating in the Las Cruces metro area. Williams’ history includes: Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, False Imprisonment, Auto Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Resisting Arrest. The latest warrant for Williams’ is based upon his alleged beating of the victim with a baseball bat causing severe head trauma. US Marshals located and arrested Williams at a residence in the Las Cruces area.

On December 6, 2011, the Albuquerque Police Metro Crime Stopper unit received a tip on Mark Anthony Gutierrez. Gutierrez was said to be staying in Rio Rancho with family members. The U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force quickly responded to the tip whereby Gutierrez was taken into custody without incident.

This holiday season the Marshals Service has increased its efforts to assist local law enforcement authorities with focusing on arresting property crime offenders. In the past month, the Marshals Service SWIFT task force in cooperation with the Albuquerque Police has arrested four of the fugitives listed on APD’s Most Wanted Fugitive Property Crime Offender’s list. District of New Mexico, United States Marshal, Conrad E. Candelaria, said “these latest arrests exemplifies the enormous contributions and the effectiveness of the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers Program, which allows for anonymity of those reporting the whereabouts of criminal offenders and fugitives from justice; combined with the extraordinary and coordinated efforts of the Marshals Service with local, county, state, federal and tribal enforcement agencies, violent and career criminals are pursued and arrested”.

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

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