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For Immediate Release

December 30, 2010 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2344
U.S. Marshals Most Wanted Gang Offender Arrested

Albuquerque, NM – On December 29, 2010, Albuquerque Police Department arrested one of the United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Gang Offenders, Nathan Martinez. Fugitive Nathan Martinez, 25, of Santa Fe, was arrested during a traffic stop by the Albuquerque Police Department.

Martinez was wanted for Failure to Appear on Assault charges in Santa Fe, New Mexico in connection with an Armed Robbery. Martinez also had a warrant out of the state of Colorado for a gang related homicide. Nathan Martinez is thought to be connected to several assaults in and around the Espanola and Santa Fe area.

The Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (S.W.I.F.T.) task force investigators determined Martinez was in the Albuquerque area with his girlfriend Lorencita Martinez. SWIFT investigators were able to assist and provide information into the possible whereabouts of Martinez to local authorities. The Albuquerque Police Department Gang Unit while conducting saturation patrol in southeast Albuquerque spotted Martinez’s vehicle and stopped the subjects at Eubank and Central. Detectives from the Albuquerque Police Department seized Martinez’s vehicle and arrested Lorencita Martinez for Harboring a Fugitive.

The arrest of Nathan Martinez was a combined effort of Law Enforcement agencies from Espanola PD, Santa Fe PD, Albuquerque PD, Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico Probation and Parole and the United States Marshals Service. According to United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico, Conrad E. Candelaria “Fugitive Martinez was recently added to the New Mexico’s Most Wanted list and through well coordinated and combined efforts of numerous law enforcement partners, the fugitive will now face justice and will no longer terrorize our community”.


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