Albuquerque, NM - Yesterday the United States Marshals Service in New Mexico added violent offender Leroy Lucero to the District of New Mexico’s “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program.” Lucero was apprehended today in Las Vegas, NM. Lucero was wanted by the United States Marshals Service and United States Probation for violating terms of supervised release. Lucero was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
After seeing the media coverage of his addition to the “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program” Lucero began to contact authorities wishing to turn himself in. Investigators with the United States Marshals Service and the Las Vegas NM Police Department were able to arrest Lucero without incident.
United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico Conrad E. Candelaria commented “This is a great example of the impact it has when Law Enforcement and the Media work together to inform the public of potentially dangerous criminals in the community. In this case like many others the media’s broadcast and reach helped law enforcement achieve their goal of a successful apprehension. Together the law enforcement community and the media prove to be a significant factor in making our community safer.”