Fugitive Surrenders To Police

Las Cruces – CLINTON SIMPSON, wanted by the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department for two outstanding warrants (child abuse and battery), turned himself in to authorities at 9:45 a.m. this morning.

Sergeant John Ordonez, who has been communicating with SIMPSON for the past three days, was able to convince SIMPSON of the futility of his remaining on the run.

SIMPSON surrendered to Sergeants John Ordonez and Jerod Houston in front of the Sheriff's Department without incident and was transported to the Dona Ana County Detention Center for incarceration.

Simpson was wanted for Third Degree Child Abuse and misdemeanor Battery against a Household Member and a separate warrant for Aggravated Battery against a Household Member, issued on October 21, 2008.

A warrant was also issued charging SIMPSON, age 28, of the 6000 block of Prairie Lane, Las Cruces, with one third degree count of Child Abuse and one misdemeanor count of Battery Against a Household Member.

Bond was set at $15,000.00 cash by Magistrate Judge Conrad Perea.

The Victim, CLINTON'S wife, age 27, along with their five month old daughter, were transported to Memorial Medical Center after CLINTON repeatedly kicked and punched the Victim while the Victim was holding their daughter in her arms.

The child sustained a minor injury to her head when the Victim was forced to the ground, while still holding the child in her arms and kicked repeatedly by CLINTON, while the VICTIM attempted to shield her daughter.

A separate warrant, which is still outstanding, was issued for CLINTON'S arrest on October 21, 2008, charging CLINTON with one misdemeanor count of Aggravated Battery against a Household Member, against the same Victim. Bond was set at $1,000.00.