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For Immediate Release

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May 19, 2014 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
Family Reunited

Albuquerque, NM - The United States Marshal Service Deputies in New Mexico and Montana helped reunite a mother with her children. Crystal Jackson, a San Juan County Detention Officer, has been unable to see or speak with her two young children since January of 2014. Jackson says her former boyfriend moved to Montana and took her two children with him. Since then she has tried to locate them without any success, until she solicited the help of the United States Marshals Service.

Jackson and her attorney were able to get a Judge in New Mexico to grant custody to Jackson and order the children returned to NM. After receiving the order Jackson asked the United States Marshals Service in NM for assistance in locating the children. Deputies in NM contacted the United States Marshals Service in Montana who worked with the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson’s former boyfriend was located. The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office obtained a felony arrest warrant for the arrest of the children’s father charging him with kidnapping and custodial interference. Once the father was detained he told authorities where the children were. On May 15, 2014 Jackson and her children were reunited in Hardin, Montana. Investigators also believe that Jackson’s former boyfriend allegedly has failed to pay a woman in the State of Washington approximately $92,000.00 dollars in unpaid child support by moving states and changing his name. State charges for the boyfriend are also pending in NM.

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

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