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7:00am — Man Wanted in Southern N.M. Caught in Santa Rosa

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Anthony, N.M., man also sought for making ‘terrorist threat’ in Texas.

A man wanted on violent-crime charges in Dona Ana and El Paso (Texas) counties stemming from 2008 was arrested last week in Santa Rosa, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported.

Dona Ana County sheriff’s investigator Bo Nevarez said Jesus Arrieta, 35, was arrested and jailed on Nov. 25, and was being held on a number of charges from a 2008 indictment in Dona Ana County, including kidnapping, aggravated assault, battery of a household member, breaking and entering, aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer, resisting or evading a police officer, failure to display a license plate, driving with a suspended or revoked license and leaving the scene of an accident, the Sun-News said.

Arrieta also is wanted by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on charges of evading arrest and making a terrorist threat after escaping deputies by running into the desert following a high-speed chase in July 2008 after he allegedly threatened to kill his wife in Canutillo, Texas, the paper reported.

El Paso County sheriff’s spokesman Jesse Tovar said Arrieta was one of four “Manhunt Monday Fugitive” captures made last week, and he now awaits extradition back to Texas, the Sun-News said.

But first, he is scheduled to make an appearance in state District Court in Las Cruces this Friday, the paper reported.