Albuquerque, NM - The United States Marshal Service in Nevada arrested Howard Potter (55). Potter was wanted in New Mexico for failing to appear at his arraignment in May of 2015. Potter was charged in an indictment filed in April of 2015 that charges him with 1 count of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor under 13; 3 counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor under 13 and 1 count of Bribery of a Witness.
Investigators with the United States Marshals Service began searching for Potter in August and quickly developed information that he was in Las Vegas, NV. Investigators were able to contact the Las Vegas, NV office of the United States Marshals Service and they quickly identified where Potter was staying. On August 20, 2015 Deputies and Task Force Officers with the United States Marshals Service arrested and booked Potter into the Clark County Detention Center, where he will stay pending extradition back to NM to face his charges.
United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria said “this arrest of a dangerous fugitive that attempted to avoid facing his alleged crimes by fleeing New Mexico, is a testament to the effective partnerships the Marshals Service has with New Mexico’s law enforcement community to include federal, local, county and state agencies. The ability to partner with multiple agencies allows us to achieve great results ensuring we keep all of our communities safe”.