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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 29th, 2010.

On September 20, 2010 the United States Marshal Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force joined in the manhunt for Michael Boyd. U.S. Marshals SWIFT began a fugitive investigation related to Boyd and established that he had likely fled out of state to avoid arrest. Boyd was tracked by the USMS to Las Vegas, NV but before arrest efforts could be made Boyd fled Las Vegas. Information was developed by the Marshals that Boyd had returned to the Albuquerque area and the investigation began again locally.

On October 7, 2010, Deputy Marshals were investigating a area Boyd was known to frequent when he was spotted driving a black BMW vehicle. U.S. Deputy Marshals arrested Boyd without incident after he parked his vehicle and entered Snow Park near the intersection of Indian School Rd and Moon Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM. Boyd was in possession of a fictitious Florida driver’s license identification card with an assumed identity which he attempted to offer Marshals at the time of his arrest in an attempt to conceal his true identity. Boyd was transported and booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

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