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For Immediate Release

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August 04, 2010 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 414-3775
Hiding in Plain Sight

Albuquerque, NM – On August 3, 2010, United States Marshals arrested Mark White,33, on a warrant charging him with murder. In 2008, White allegedly shot Jumar Joiner in Hartford, Connecticut. White has been a fugitive from justice since May of 2008 and was found living on General Arnold in southeast Albuquerque, NM.

U. S. Marshals received information that White was living in Albuquerque, NM under the assumed identity Terence Nelson. White was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department in March of 2010 under the AKA/name Terrance Nelson and charged with 3 counts of obstructing, eluding and/or evading police officers as well as multiple traffic violations. In July of 2010, White was arrested again under the AKA of Terrance Nelson, this time on a warrant charging him for Failure to Appear on his original charges. While White/Nelson was on Metropolitan Pretrial Probation he was fingerprinted and his prints came back a match for the fugitive and murder suspect Mark White. When White/Nelson was confronted by the Pretrial Officer about his identity he denied the allegation that he was White and immediately left the building. Metropolitan Pretrial officers contacted the Hartford Police Department and informed them of the contact with White.

On August 3, 2010, the Hartford Police turned to the U.S. Marshals Service for assistance. Deputy Marshals conducted surveillance on three addresses White was known to frequent and possibly reside. White was spotted in southeast Albuquerque entering an apartment on General Arnold. Members of the U.S. Marshals SWIFT taskforce converged on the apartment and took White into custody without incident. Once inside the apartment, Deputy Marshals observed crack cocaine. Marshals requested Narcotics detectives to the scene and a search warrant was issued. Inside White’s residence law enforcement officers found two handguns, large quantities of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, scales, packaging material, and a ledger. White was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center and is awaiting extradition. U.S. Marshal Gorden Eden stated “the quick response and cooperation between Deputy Marshals and local law enforcement agencies across the country in reacting to such an important request is what makes the Marshals Service an elite agency in the law enforcement community”.
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 Ana 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 can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.