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For Immediate Release

June 18, 2012 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 938-7550
Murder Offender Arrested in Edgewood

Albuquerque, NM – On June 6, 2012, United States Marshals placed Roger H. Chavez on their state of New Mexico’s Most Wanted list. Chavez is on parole for his 1997 conviction of 2nd Degree Murder. In 2006, Chavez was released from prison and placed on parole. Chavez has been arrested for violating his parole on previous incidents in 2007 and 2009. United States Marshals Service, South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force, arrested Chavez early Monday morning in Edgewood, NM. District of New Mexico, United States Marshal, Conrad Candelaria, stated “the District of New Mexico’s Marshals Service Task Force is comprised of many law enforcement agencies, local, county, state, federal and tribal police agencies, all unified and embracing the same mission, which is the pursuit and arrest of dangerous violent fugitives so that each can be brought to justice because of the horrific crimes they have been committed.”

If you have any information regarding fugitives from justice, please contact the United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico at (505) 346-6400/Albuquerque or (575) 527-6850/Las Cruces.

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