Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Two Dangerous Criminals Taken Off the Streets

Albuquerque, NM - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico along with Task Force Officers assigned to the Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force arrested Todd Craig and William Lynch over the weekend. Craig was arrested on an armed robbery warrant and Lynch was arrested on warrants out of California for parole violations and rape.

Craig was arrested by Deputies and Task Force Officers assigned to the SWIFT task force on Saturday and was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center. Craig was also wanted by the Albuquerque Police department who had a search warrant for Craig’s DNA in connection with a 2009 homicide.

Lynch was arrested Sunday after investigators with the Marshals Service in California developed information Lynch may have been hiding with family in Albuquerque. The information was forwarded to the SWIFT task force and Lynch was located by SWIFT with the assistance of the Albuquerque Police Department. Lynch was also booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center pending extradition to California.

United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico Conrad Candelaria said, “This is a six year old unsolved homicide case that resulted in a multi-state coordinated effort to locate and arrest this suspect and there is not a more worthy cause than to make sure criminals charged with sex offenses are found and brought to justice. Our children and our communities are at risk when violent criminals are unaccounted for.”

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