USMS NEWS RELEASE
Asa Laroy Webb was arrested by the United States Marshals Service-Southwest Investigative Task Force (USMS-SWIFT), Wednesday, following efforts, across several weeks to locate and apprehend Webb. The arrest of Webb was based on a State of New Mexico Department of Corrections-Probation and Parole warrant; original charge: Aggravated Assault with a Weapon. Webb had also been featured on the Albuquerque Metro Top 15. The arrest occurred after Webb was positively identified in the area of Central Ave and Pennsylvania NE. He was arrested without incident nor use of force.
The USMS-SWIFT Task Force agencies, involved in the fugitive investigation and subsequent arrest, include the New Mexico State Mexico Department of Corrections-Probation & Parole (Strategic Threat Investigations Unit), the New Mexico State Police, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the Albuquerque Police Department, Department of Homeland Security and the United States Marshals Service.
“Today’s arrest is significant because it brings us a step closer to ensuring safer neighborhoods in Albuquerque,“ said Sonya K. Chavez, U. S. Marshal for the District of New Mexico. “It was an excellent example of teamwork and collaboration with our partners, “ she added.
The United States Marshals Service is the oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency in the United States (1789) and continues to serve our Nation in unseen, but critical missions to include protecting the Federal Judicial process, managing seized assets (acquired by criminals, through illegal means), housing and transporting federal prisoners and enforcement operations. By combining the resources of multiple agencies, the identification, investigation, and apprehension of fugitives wanted for egregious crimes against the community, is accomplished while ensuring the application of equal Justice, Integrity, and Service for all. For more information about the U.S. Marshals, visit https://www.usmarshals.gov/