Albuquerque, NM – On Friday, July 11, 2014, one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted (NMMW) sex offenders, Jose Gomez, turned himself into law enforcement authorities after learning that he was wanted by the U.S. Marshals. Gomez was recently added to NMMW on June 30, 2014. Gomez stopped registering as a dangerous sex offender in April of 2014 and had not been seen since. Jose Gomez is a long time resident of Los Lunas, NM, and surrendered Friday to the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office. Sightings of Gomez came into the Marshals Service from as far away as Denver, Colorado.
District of New Mexico, United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria said “Deputy Marshals effectively pursue dangerous and violent fugitives and especially when those fugitives are wanted for sex offenses because of the danger posed to citizens and children in every community. Fugitives that have been charged and convicted are legally required to register as sex offenders and must comply with the legal mandates or Deputy Marshals will rely on every investigative resource available through the local, national, and international law enforcement community in order to hold accountable those fugitives that violate their registration requirements”.