For Immediate Release
|October 07, 2010||DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2344|
|U.S. Marshals Arrest Cop Impersonator|
Albuquerque, NM – On October 7, 2010, United States Marshals arrested Michael Boyd,35, on a warrant charging him Robbery with a deadly weapon, Aggravated Residential Burglary, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Larceny, and Impersonating a Peace Officer. Boyd was featured as one of Albuquerque’s top five fugitive offenders but managed to elude arrest for almost 9 months.
On January 28th, 2010, the Albuquerque Police
Department was dispatched to a home invasion robbery in the 9000 block
Claremont NE. Victims told police two subjects entered the home without
consent wearing police markings and identify themselves as police officers.
The victims said they were ordered to get on the ground. Statements
indicated one of the offenders was carrying a Glock style handgun. Offenders
then tied the wrists and ankles of the four victims with black electrical
tape and proceeded to beat them. Multiple victims told police they had the
handgun pointed at their face. Victims were held for approximately twenty
minutes while they were robbed of a plasma television, laptop computer, ipod,
cell phone, money, credit cards and cash. One of the offenders was
identified as Michael Boyd and the other offender is still unidentified at
this time. A warrant for the arrest of Michael Boyd was issued on January
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.