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“Most Wanted” Man Turns Himself In

Juan Medina (Courtesy of U.S. Marshals Service)
Juan Medina (Courtesy of U.S. Marshals Service)
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One of New Mexico’s “Most Wanted” turned himself in last week in Dona Ana County, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Juan Medina, 23, was placed on the list with his brother, Arturo Medina, 24, on Dec. 9, said the statement that was released today. The pair have a violent criminal history, including a November incident in which a the brothers stabbed a man and beat him with brass knuckles.

In the past five years, the Medina brothers have had run-ins with the police almost 40 times. The encounters have led to arrests involving battery, assault, shooting at/from a motor vehicle, arson, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and engaging in organized criminal activity, the statement said.

On Mar. 7, Juan called the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office and asked to turn himself in. He was taken into custody and booked.

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