Regional
8:03 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Ninth Judicial District Launches Fugitive Roundup

Law enforcement officials in eastern New Mexico are teaming up this week to search for more than 100 fugitives.

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler says dozens of state and local law enforcement officers will be working on the sweep for felony absconders in Roosevelt and Curry counties over the next several days.

He says officials will be looking for people who over the past decade have been arrested, indicted and released from jail, but then failed to come back to court as ordered.

Charges against the wanted include shoplifting, drug trafficking, robbery, child abuse and sexual assault.

Anyone providing information leading to the arrest of a fugitive could earn up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.