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For Immediate Release

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July 11, 2013

DUSM James Badway

District of New Mexico
(505) 938-7550 (desk)
King’s Reign of Terror is Over
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - In February 1998, the Albuquerque Police Department arrested Rexford V. King II on 37 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor and for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  King posted bond and quickly fled the United States.  A few years ago, the case was adopted by the United States Marshals Service’s South West Investigative Fugitive Team task force (SWIFT).  Earlier this year, Deputies developed information that King and his common-law wife Yvonne Jacquez have been living together in Mexico, along with their two children.   

In March 2013, the United States Marshals Service along with the assistance of Mexican Authorities took King and Jacquez into custody in San Carlos, Mexico.  King and Jacques were located living under assumed identities.   

During the investigation into King’s whereabouts, information was developed that Jacquez and her family concocted an elaborate story of King’s death.  Jacques told investigators that King was killed in a fishing boat accident and that he suffered an aneurism and fell overboard.  Jacquez was charged by the Albuquerque Police Department for Aiding and Harboring a Felon.  District of New Mexico, United States Marshal, Conrad Candelaria, stated “ this extremely dangerous fugitive committed unconscionable, violent and unlawful acts against the victim that I am sure have endured a lifelong impact of pain and suffering.  The arrest and extradition of this fugitive along with the accomplice will hopefully bring some closure to our victim once these dangerous fugitives are imprisoned and cannot harm any other innocent victims.  This outcome was due in no small measure to the Marshals Service District of New Mexico fugitive task force and its many law enforcement partners from local and international jurisdictions that assisted in this extradition”.       

King was extradited back to New Mexico yesterday. KING and JACQUEZ are both being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, NM.