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For Immediate Release

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October 11, 2012 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 938-7550
Body Armor, Pit Bulls and Countless Acts of Violence

Las Cruces, NM – On October 10, 2012, the United States Marshals Service and the Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) took violent fugitive Noe Jimenez into custody at the intersection of Avenida De Mesilla and Hickory St. in Las Cruces, NM. Jimenez refused to stop for LCPD’s emergency equipment and rammed a Police cruiser attempting to flee from law enforcement officers. Once LCPD was able to get the vehicle immobilized, two Pitbulls in Jimenez’s vehicle became aggressive towards approaching officers. Officers were able to subdue the dog’s violent actions without any injury to the dogs. Jimenez refused to exit the vehicle and had to be forcibly removed by Officers. After arrest, upon searching Jimenez, he was found to be wearing body armor.

A state of New Mexico arrest warrant was issued for Jimenez on October 4, 2012, for violating his conditions of release. The warrant for Jimenez’s arrest was issued last week after he went in to the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office (DASO) and made threats to law enforcement officers. Noe Jimenez is currently a registered sex offender with DASO and they assisted in the fugitive investigation leading to Jimenez’s apprehension. Jimenez was out on Conditions of Release from a previous charge of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest, and Injury to a Police Animal. Jimenez’s actions have brought new charges by the Las Cruces Police Department for Aggravated Battery on a Police Officer and Aggravated Fleeing from Law Enforcement Officers. Charges of Possession of Body Armor by a Felon are being turned over to the Federal government. District of New Mexico, United States Marshal, Conrad E. Candelaria, said “this dangerous and violent fugitive will no longer victimize and jeopardize the citizens of New Mexico because of the exceptional collaboration and effective investigation by the United States Marshals Service, the Las Cruces Police Department and the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, our combined efforts continues to enhance the overall safety for many communities”.

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

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