By: ABQRAW staff
Albuquerque, N.M. – According to an email from the U.S. Marshals office, on Tuesday, January 10, the United States Marshals Service District of New Mexico – Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (USMS-SWIFT) captured a wanted fugitive at a motel, in Northeast Albuquerque.
Brandon Sanchez, 29, was wanted for a federal probation violation, with the underlying charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
“Taking individuals like Brandon Sanchez into custody gets us one step closer to ridding our cityof individuals who have no regard for others,” said Sonya K. Chavez, U.S. Marshal for the
District of New Mexico. “Arrests like this one send the message that chronic criminal offenders
will not be allowed to run rampant in our city,” she added.
Members of the USMS-SWIFT developed a location for Sanchez. He was arrested after a brief
stand-off with no injuries to person, nor damage to property.
According to the email, Sanchez was transported to the Pete Domenici Federal Courthouse-USMS Cellblock where he was booked (fingerprinted and photographed) for his federal probation charge.
In addition to his current federal probation violation, Sanchez is also a suspect in 14 armed
robberies that have occurred in the Albuquerque area, over the past two weeks.