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June 21, 2012 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 938-7550
Marshals Arrest 4th Homicide Suspect from San Juan County Murder

Albuquerque, NM – Deputy United States Marshals arrested homicide suspect Richard Winters, 20, in the 9800 block of Buena Ventura Road in northeast Albuquerque. Deputies developed leads into the whereabouts of Winters and moved in for an arrest just before 7pm. Winters was found in the residence of family members. Winters was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque and is awaiting extradition to San Juan County.

On May 31, 2012, warrants were issued for Gabriel Alcon, Richard Winters, Vincent Montoya, and Sara Martinez for the suspected murder of Anthony Jacquez. The warrants were issued in San Juan County, New Mexico. Shortly after the homicide it was believed the four suspects fled San Juan County. Deputy Marshals were asked to assist in the apprehension of the murder suspects by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department.

On 06/13/2012, Gabriel Alcon was arrested by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department in the Four Corners area of NM. Sara Martinez fled to Phoenix, Arizona and was arrested by a SWAT team at a Motel 6 from leads provided by Deputy Marshals in Albuquerque, NM. Amelia Salazar, Martinez’s friend and traveling companion, was arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Harboring a Fugitive. On June 14, 2012, Vincent Montoya turned himself into law enforcement officers in Arizona. District of New Mexico, United States Marshal, Conrad Candelaria, said “the relentless pursuit of dangerous fugitives is a trait that commonly defines the very essence of the Marshals Service, despite the repeated attempts by this fugitive to evade, elude and resist, all attempts were futile and the fugitive is no longer a danger to our community and will now answer to the violent crimes committed.”

If you have any information regarding fugitives from justice, please contact the United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico at (505) 346-6400/Albuquerque or (575) 527-6850/Las Cruces.

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

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