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Escaped Murderer who had cut off his ankle monitor Captured by APD

By: APD RAW staff

Posted: 2/24/2023 @ 1:30PM

Albuquerque - Earlier today APD detectives arrested murder suspect Joe Anderson at an apartment in the northeast part of town. Previously Anderson cut off his GPS ankle monitor shortly after being released from jail pending his murder trial.

According to APD their ISU detectives acted on a tip from the public and tracked Anderson down to an apartment where he was staying. Detectives conducted surveillance on the apartment and saw Anderson outside in a stolen vehicle. He was taken into custody after a use of less-lethal force was used against him.

Anderson is charged with the murder of Raymond Aviles on Aug. 6, 2022. Anderson is accused of fatally shooting Aviles as Aviles attempted to drive away on a motorcycle that Anderson had lent to him.

A DA's office spokesperson said that Anderson had been a fugitive since February 7, hours after the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled the first degree murder suspect with a violent criminal history should be detained until trial. The State Supreme Court overruled the District Court’s earlier decision in January to release Anderson pending trial.

After requesting the Court issue a warrant for his arrest, Prosecutors learned Anderson cut off his ankle monitor, and went on the run from law enforcement.

Anderson was previously convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2016 for the 2010 death of Vicente Sanchez.

DA Bregman offered a statement:

“We are grateful to the Albuquerque Police Department for all their hard work on this case. Now the community is safer because a man with a very violent criminal history will be back where he belongs – behind bars,” said Bernalillo County District Attorney Sam Bregman. "This violent and dangerous man who had already been convicted of killing someone, should have never been released from custody. This system much change," Bregman said.

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