- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Federal authorities say a law enforcement task force made 22 arrests during a fugitive-apprehension operation in northwestern New Mexico last weekend.

The U.S. Marshals Service says the task force attempted to serve more than 60 state and federal warrants during the two-day operation.

According to the Marshals Service, all of those sought are violent fugitives and three of those arrested are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Others face charges for robbery, aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon and sex offenses.

The Marshals Service says the operation was the first phase of five phases that will be conducted in 2015. The next phase will be conducted in February in another part of the state.

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