The U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force received information Monday that Miranda Gilbert and her boyfriend were wanted by the Albuquerque Police Department for questioning about their involvement in a shooting that occurred here Sunday.
Gilbert had outstanding warrants from New Mexico Probation and Parole for noncompliance with her terms of probation.
Her boyfriend Shannon Ray was wanted by authorities in Santa Rosa on a warrant for burglary.
Investigators with the U.S. Marshals, New Mexico State Corrections Department Security Threat and Intelligence Unit, and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office received information from APD that Gilbert and Ray were possibly trying to hide from law enforcement in rural Anton Chico.
Investigators located Gilbert driving a white car with stolen license plates. Gilbert fled with Ray and another occupant when investigators tried to conduct a traffic stop.
Gilbert eventually lost control of the vehicle and struck a fence. Gilbert and Ray were arrested and transported by the New Mexico State Police.
(New Mexico State Police arrested the woman accused of firing a gun at a couple in their own driveway on Sunday. Courtesy of KOB4)
“The danger and violence committed by these fugitives cannot go unanswered, which is why the Marshals Service Task Force, composed of many agencies from throughout numerous jurisdictions immediately force multiplied to pursue these violent fugitives,” said U.S. Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria.
“The violent, brazen and carelessness for others will not be tolerated and with the letter of the law dangerous and violent fugitives will be pursed and apprehended.”
“This case highlights why Governor Martinez has directed us to identify the most violent offenders in the Metro Area and bring them to justice,” said David Jablonski, Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Corrections Department.
We will continue to work with United States Marshal Office and our local law enforcement agencies to arrest these individuals to make our communities safe.”
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.
Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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