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For Immediate Release

August 17, 2016 USMS District of New Mexico 
Albuquerque Office (505) 346-6400;
Las Cruces Office (575) 527-6850
Dangerous Fugitive Taken Into Custody by the SWIFT Task Force
Albuquerque, NM - Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) tracked down and arrested fugitive Emory Werito in the Farmington area near Nageezi. Werito was booked into the San Juan County Detention Center.

Fugitive Werito was wanted by the San Juan County Sherriff’s Office for multiple felony warrants including; Battery Upon A Peace Officer, Aggravated Fleeing Law Enforcement, and Failure To Appear on Simple Assault, and several other offenses.

Werito has an extensive Criminal History including; Kidnapping in the 1st degree, Assault on a Police Officer, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated fleeing Law enforcement, Multiple charges of Resisting, Evading, and obstructing law enforcement, Attempted Kidnapping and false imprisonment, Abuse of a child, and Battery.

In Addition, the U.S. Marshals Service is working along with the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office to pursue charges of assault on a federal officer.

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