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For Immediate Release

May 25, 2012 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
Farmington Man Fails to Register as Sex Offender  

Albuquerque, NM-On May 24, 2012 the United States Marshal Service in New Mexico arrested Steven M. Leewright of Farmington on the 2400 block of Lakeview Dr. in SW Albuquerque. Leewright was wanted by the San Juan County Sherriff’s Office for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.


Leewright is a convicted sex offender with more than a dozen arrests for crimes like Shoplifting and Driving While Intoxicated to Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Attempted Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor under 13 years old. Leewright had been allegedly been failing to comply with the terms of his registration in San Juan County since March of 2012 and on May 17, 2012 an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest. Shortly after the Arrest Warrant was issued the case was referred to the United States Marshals Service by Task Force Officers in the Four Corners area. On May 24, 2012 Deputies and Task Force Officers assigned to the United States Marshals Service SWIFT Task Force located and arrested Leewright at a residence in Southwest Albuquerque, where he was living in a tent in the front yard. Leewright was booked in to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center where he will wait extradition back to San Juan County.


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