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For Immediate Release

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February 27, 2014 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent Offender Arrested

Roswell, NM - Deputies with the United States Marshals Service arrested a New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent Offender Richard Gee today after a brief foot chase in Hobbs, NM. In July of 2013, Richard Gee fled from Law enforcement in a vehicle stolen from a Hobbs, NM car dealership. During the chase Gee took law enforcement through two different states (New Mexico and Texas) before running out of gas. Gee was arrested and posted bond. After posting bond Gee went on the run. Gee was wanted on five (5) warrants charging him with failure to appear for jury trial, failure to appear for pre-trial conference aggravated assault upon a peace officer with a deadly weapon, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, possession of a controlled substance, Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, Use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearm or destructive device by a felon, driving while license suspended or revoked, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence and aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer.

Gee was placed on the United States Marshals Service “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program” in early February. Since then Gee has been a top priority for the Marshals Service here in New Mexico. And after a few short weeks investigators with the United States Marshals Service were able to track Gee to a home in the 1500 Block of Pennington Ave, in Hobbs. When Deputies approached the residence Gee fled out the back. Unfortunately for Gee Deputies were waiting for him. Gee was apprehended without incident and booked into the Hobbs City Jail.

United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico Conrad E. Candelaria said "today's arrest of New Mexico's Most Wanted fugitive marks the 69th apprehension added to the previous arrests of some of the most violent and dangerous fugitives that have caused fear in many of our communities. Since the establishment of the most wanted program in December 2010, the Marshals Service continues its commitment to a safer New Mexico for all citizens and especially our most vulnerable citizens--- our children".

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

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