U.S. marshals track sex offender to Waterflow

U.S. Marshals: Anthony Manuelito fled on Sept. 20 from halfway house in Las Cruces

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON  Agents from the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a 37-year-old man in Waterflow Tuesday on allegations he fled from a halfway house in Las Cruces.

Anthony Manuelito was under court-ordered supervision in Las Cruces after serving an 18-month federal prison term for failure to register as a sex offender, according to court records. He left the halfway house without permission on Sept. 20, records state.

Agents from the marshals' South West Investigative Fugitive Team developed leads that suggested Manuelito had fled to Farmington, according to a U.S. Marshals Service press release.

Through a joint investigation, marshals eventually found Manuelito hiding at a residence at 3363 U.S. Highway 64 in Waterflow, where he was taken into custody, the release states.

Manuelito made an initial appearance in federal court Wednesday on charges of fleeing federal custody, according to court records.