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For Immediate Release

March 04, 2016 Joseph Barreras, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Mexico (505) 346-6400
U.S. Marshals Arrest Wanted Murderers

Albuquerque, NM - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico and the Eastern District of Oklahoma worked together to bring the alleged killers and New Mexico’s most wanted fugitives, Matthew Chavez and Veronica Trimble to justice.

Chavez and Trimble are wanted by the Albuquerque Police Department for Murder (Open Count), Armed Robbery (Deadly Weapon), Arson, Assault with the Intent to Commit a Violent Felony, Tampering with Evidence, Conspiracy to Commit a First Degree Felony, Aggravated Assault (Deadly Weapon), Receiving and Transferring a Stolen Motor Vehicle. The suspects are wanted for the murder of 24-year-old Tyler Lackey and the two fugitives are suspects in multiple other alleged armed robberies.

Due to surveillance by Deputy U.S. Marshals in an undercover capacity and extensive law enforcement networking these suspects were tracked down across multiple states and safely apprehended.

United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria said, “The Marshals Service for the Districts of New Mexico and Oklahoma worked tirelessly, applying broad and comprehensive undercover and surveillance techniques that led to the apprehension of two dangerous fugitives. Above it all the Marshals Service and its task force officers extend deep and sincere condolences to family of our slain veteran."

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