Albuquerque, NM – On August 6, 2013, Detective Jesse Carter of the Albuquerque Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit, made his 36th arrest this year to date from crime stopper tips. Detective Carter is assigned full time to the United States Marshals Service’s South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force. Detective Carter’s mission on the task force is to follow up on leads and tips generated by the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stopper unit.
Last night, the task force arrested fugitive Meghan Clark on charges of Robbery and Kidnapping. Clark’s boyfriend Tom Deforest was also arrested; he was booked on charges of Domestic Battery. Clark and Deforest mark arrests 35 and 36 for the year that have been the result of Crime Stopper tips. District of New Mexico, United States Marshal, Conrad Candelaria said “Detective Carter----- known by the United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico as Special Deputy United States Marshal Carter, is part of what defines “Force Multiplier”, whereby the task force is comprised of many law enforcement agencies, across many jurisdictions within New Mexico, because dangerous and violent fugitives do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries. The “Force Multiplier” is relied upon in order to achieve the important mission of fugitive apprehension, through collaboration, cooperation that is combined with exceptional investigative skill and it is through these efforts that our many communities in New Mexico are safer.”