Two "Most Wanted" Men Arrested in New Mexico

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 2:31pm

ALBUQUERQUE, NM- Officials have arrested two fugitive men on “New Mexico’s Most Wanted” list.

Officers with the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force arrested Santos Ochoa and Marshals Service Deputies and Detectives from the Roswell Police Department arrested Tino Rodriguez.

Ochoa has been on the run since May after his probation was revoked for allegedly stabbing a person in Artesia, NM and Rodriguez has been wanted since September of 2010.

Rodriguez was on parole for two counts of armed robbery and was wanted for a violation of his terms of parole. Deputies with the Marshals Service in Albuquerque and Roswell worked with Detectives from the Roswell Police Department and located him at a residence in Roswell where he was arrested.

Ochoa has a lengthy and violent criminal history including battery on a police officer, felon in possession of a firearm, distribution of methamphetamine and burglary. Marshals Service

Investigators worked closely with Pecos Valley Drug Task Force Officers and located Ochoa in Carlsbad. When Task Force Officers encountered Ochoa he ran from them, but after a brief foot chase Ochoa was arrested. During Ochoa’s arrest he was found in possession of a large amount of cash and a search of his vehicle resulted in the seizure of two ounces of Methamphetamine.

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