Luis Archuleta, 77, was wished on a 1977 federal arrest warrant on a value of unlawful flight to steer clear of prosecution/confinement, in accordance with an FBI info launch.

“This arrest should ship a clear signal to violent offenders far and wide: The FBI will uncover you, regardless of how prolonged it takes or how far you run, and we’ll carry you to justice,” said FBI Denver Specific Agent in Value Michael Schneider.

Archuleta was convicted in Denver in 1973 for capturing a police officer, and the following 12 months he escaped from a Colorado Division of Corrections facility, the discharge said.

For a few years, Archuleta hid out in Española, New Mexico, beneath the establish Ramon Montoya, the FBI said.

The preliminary warrant for his arrest turned inactive in 2018, and a model new one was issued June 30, the discharge said. Archuleta shall be returned to Colorado.

“Due to the great collaboration and tenacity of federal and native regulation enforcement companies, Mr. Archuleta will in the long run be held accountable for his actions,” said Denver District Lawyer Beth McCann.

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