Roswell, NM (KKOB). – The Roswell Police Department, the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force, and the United States Marshals Service District of New Mexico collaborated to develop leads that ultimately led to the arrest of MEDFORD in Fresno, California. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol assisted the USMS, District of Eastern California Fresno Office, in the apprehension of MEDFORD.
Austin MEDFORD, 23, was arrested on January 6, 2020, near Fresno, California where he was confronted by law enforcement.
On November 17, 2020, MEDFORD was arrested during Operation Washout in Roswell, NM on a State of California arrest warrant charging him with kidnapping/carjacking.
On November 18, 2020 – MEDFORD escaped from custody and a State of New Mexico arrest warrant was issued, charging him with Escape.
On November 24, 2020, investigators developed information indicating MEDFORD may have fled to California.
On January 6, 2021, Deputy US Marshals and Task Force Officers in Eastern California arrested MEDFORD near Fresno, CA. Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol assisted in the apprehension.
This arrest was the result of investigative efforts by the Roswell Police Department, the
Chaves County Metro Narcotic Task Force, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, the
California Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service-District of New
Mexico/District of Eastern California.
In fiscal year 2019, the United States Marshals Service, nationwide, arrested 90,239
fugitives, for which 60,441 were state and local fugitives, arrested in partnership with
numerous state, county, city and municipal partner-agencies.
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