- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Federal authorities say one of New Mexico’s top 15 most dangerous wanted fugitives has been arrested.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service announced Friday that 41-year-old Julian Jesus Garcia was in fugitive status since March.

He was wanted for a parole violation and for failure to comply with conditions of probation.

Authorities say Garcia’s original charges were negligent arson, tampering with evidence, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm against a household member and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Members of the South West Investigative Fugitive Task Force and Las Cruces Gang Task Force located Garcia on Thursday.

While being arrested, officers say they also found drugs on Garcia.

Garcia was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center and is facing additional felony charges for possession of a controlled substance.

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