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For Immediate Release

October 14, 2011 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico
(505) 462-2330
U.S. Marshals Service Most Wanted Arrested

Albuquerque, NM - On October 8, 2011 Charlie Tapia was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department after his attempt at a home invasion robbery went wrong. Tapia one of the United States Marshals Service’s New Mexico Most Wanted was wanted for Forced Entry Burglary after Tapia and an accomplice forced entry into a Las Vegas, NM home, kidnapped the residents and stole items from the home including a car. During that home invasion Tapia and his accomplice used a gun and knife to hold their victims hostage.

On October 8, 2011 Tapia attempted another home burglary in Albuquerque. The resident of that home in Albuquerque was able to overpower Tapia and hold him there until police arrived. Tapia was arrested and booked into the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center. Deputy United States Marshals and Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Taskforce Officers (TFO) had been assisting Las Vegas, NM Police since August 2011 with this fugitive investigation.

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