Albuquerque, NM – United States Marshals for
the District of New Mexico arrested David Gullans, 63, a fugitive and sex
offender. Gullans was wanted in Lee County, Florida, for Failure to Register. In
1997, Gullans was convicted of sexual battery on a child. That 1997 conviction
required Gullans to register as a sex offender for life.
In April, Gullans left his registered address in Fort Myers, Florida, without
informing authorities and drove his mobile home across the country to New
Mexico. Investigators from the U.S. Marshals Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive
Task Force, developed leads that Gullans was living in New Mexico. On Tuesday,
the U.S. Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task
force in Albuquerque located and arrested Gullans at a recreational vehicle park
in western Albuquerque. Gullans told investigators that he moved to New Mexico
about a month ago and that he drove his mobile home across the country towing
his vehicle behind him to be with a man he fell in love with on-line. District
of New Mexico, United States Marshal, Conrad E. Candelaria, stated “the arrest
of Fugitive Gullans by Marshals in the District of New Mexico is a testament to
the level of commitment that the Marshals Service will continue to pursue all
sexual predators because the safety of all children is and will always remain a
priority for the Marshals Service.”
Gullans was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center and is currently
awaiting his initial court appearance and extradition.
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