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For Immediate Release

Contact:
June 15, 2017 Ben Segotta, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
Operation Alpha and Omega Update
Albuquerque, NM - The United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico has been conducting Operation “Alpha and Omega,” in New Mexico. The Operation runs from May 15, 2017 – December 31, 2017. Operation Alpha and Omega will partner the United States Marshals Service in NM with the New Mexico Department of Corrections (NMCD) and local law enforcement agencies across the state in conducting a statewide fugitive gang member operation. The two primary sources that these felony warrants will come from are, the NMCD – Probation Parole Security Threat Intelligence Unit and the District of New Mexico Federal Probation Office. These warrants will include, but are not specifically limited to; probation violators, parole retake warrants, and other gang-related fugitives with felony warrants.

Since starting the operation the United States Marshals Service along with its Task Force partners have arrested 28 fugitives with gang connections. Two notable arrests thus far are the arrests of homicide suspect Robert Sanchez and Escaped fugitive Deonte Winkfield. Sanchez was arrested on 05/23/2017 after refusing to exit a residence in the 100 block of 60th street NW in Albuquerque. Winkfield was arrested in the 4000 block of Montgomery on 05/04/2017. Winkfield was wanted by the state of Alabama for time owed on a prison sentence.

“All 28 of these arrests symbolize the ongoing success of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Operation Alpha and Omega by demonstrating the ability of the U.S. Marshals Service and its Task force partner’s to capture fugitives that are wanted locally as well as fugitives seeking refuge here in New Mexico. This Operation will have a profound impact on the safety and wellbeing of New Mexico citizens” Commented United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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