Albuquerque, NM - On December 7, 2011, the
United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico arrested Mark
Anthony Gutierrez and Rian Chad Williams. Williams was arrested in Las Cruces
shortly after being elevated to the Marshals Service Most Wanted Program and
Gutierrez was arrested in Rio Rancho on an Albuquerque Metro Crime Stopper tip.
Rian Chad Williams was added to the New Mexico’s Most Wanted late yesterday
afternoon based on his violent criminal history. Williams is a known member of
the Cruces Boys gang operating in the Las Cruces metro area. Williams’ history
includes: Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, False
Imprisonment, Auto Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Resisting Arrest.
The latest warrant for Williams’ is based upon his alleged beating of the victim
with a baseball bat causing severe head trauma. US Marshals located and arrested
Williams at a residence in the Las Cruces area.
On December 6, 2011, the Albuquerque Police Metro Crime Stopper unit received a
tip on Mark Anthony Gutierrez. Gutierrez was said to be staying in Rio Rancho
with family members. The U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive
Team (SWIFT) task force quickly responded to the tip whereby Gutierrez was taken
into custody without incident.
This holiday season the Marshals Service has increased its efforts to assist
local law enforcement authorities with focusing on arresting property crime
offenders. In the past month, the Marshals Service SWIFT task force in
cooperation with the Albuquerque Police has arrested four of the fugitives
listed on APD’s Most Wanted Fugitive Property Crime Offender’s list. District of
New Mexico, United States Marshal, Conrad E. Candelaria, said “these latest
arrests exemplifies the enormous contributions and the effectiveness of the
Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers Program, which allows for anonymity of those
reporting the whereabouts of criminal offenders and fugitives from justice;
combined with the extraordinary and coordinated efforts of the Marshals Service
with local, county, state, federal and tribal enforcement agencies, violent and
career criminals are pursued and arrested”.
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