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November 7, 2003

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District Of New Mexico (505) 346-6400

U.S. Marshals Add Alleged New Mexico 
Murder Suspect to the "15 Most Wanted" List

Phillip Anthony WilliamsPhillip Anthony Williams has a criminal history dating back to 1979. But his most recent crime of murder has landed him on the U.S. Marshals "15 Most Wanted" fugitive list.

On August 5, 2003 Williams allegedly attacked and murdered his ex-girlfriend, Josephine Chacon in the parking lot of the Sandia Indian Casino located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Chacon sustained multiple stab wounds on her back, neck, arms and upper chest. Ironically, Chacon ended her relationship with Williams only one month prior to her death, according to a family member.

The New Mexico State Police obtained an arrest warrant for Williams charging him with murder and tampering with evidence on August 8, 2003. Local authorities referred the case on Oct. 8 to the U.S. Marshals District of New Mexico office, which secured a federal arrest warrant charging Williams with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

"Williams is an extremely dangerous individual," said U.S. Marshal Gorden Eden, District of New Mexico. "He is career criminal who poses a significant threat to the community, and the Marshals are determined to bring him to justice."

Phillip Anthony Williams, 44, also known as "Hollywood," is a black male, who is 5'10" tall, weighing approximately 210 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair, and a gap between his front teeth. He also has a scar on his head.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation's oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. Last year, U.S. Marshals cleared 38,249 federal fugitive warrants and cleared an additional 33,000 state and local fugitive warrants through USMS co-operative task forces. 

For more information on the U.S. Marshals and other major cases, go to www.usmarshals.gov.