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For Immediate Release

June 30, 2016 Kenneth Daniel, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
'New Mexico’s Most Wanted' Recently Added Sex Offender Apprehended
Albuquerque, NM - On June 26, 2016, Justin French was added to the United States Marshal Service - District of New Mexico's "Most Wanted Program.” French was wanted by the Quay Count Sheriff’s Department for failing to register as a sex offender.

French was convicted of indecency with a minor (4th degree felony) in 2010 and violated the terms of his registration. The U.S. Marshals Service added French on June 26th and have been tirelessly investigating his whereabouts ever since. Investigators believe that their relentless investigative efforts combined with the help of the media led to the location of French on June 29, 2016. French was located in Tucumcari, NM by the South West Investigative Fugitive Team with the assistance of Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, Quay County SO, Tucumcari PD and Quay County DA’s office. French was turned over to the local PD office on outstanding warrants and for questioning related to ongoing homicide investigation.

To date the U.S. Marshals Service District of New Mexico’s enforcement initiative known as “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program” has partnered state, local and federal agencies with the media to take violent, gang and Sex offender fugitives off the streets of New Mexico. United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria commented on the New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program by saying “This program has proven itself effective and will continue provide the citizens of New Mexico with a sense of security knowing that all of the law enforcement agencies and media partners here in New Mexico are working together to make their communities safer."
If further information is need regarding the above release,
Please contact the United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico.
(505) 346-6400/Albuquerque or (575) 527-6850/Las Cruces

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