LAS CRUCES – The United States Marshals are looking for two violent fugitives that are believed to be in the Las Cruces and Anthony area, according to U.S. Marshals Service news release.
Both fugitives have a history of having violent tendencies and are considered to be armed and dangerous, the release said.
Authorities ask the pubic to watch for wanted fugitive Jorge Ramos, 25.
Ramos is a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 140 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Ramos also has multiple tattoos, the release said.
Ramos is wanted by the New Mexico Department of Corrections for fleeing law enforcement officers after he allegedly cut off his ankle monitor and fled from officers. The fugitive has a lengthy criminal history including narcotics charges, kidnapping, aggravated assaults, violation of protection orders, obstructing or resisting officers and evading arrest, the release said.
Ramos is believed to be in the Anthony area and should be easy to spot with a head tattoo of character Jack Skelington. He has an active protective order and may be staying with close friends, the release said.
The second wanted fugitive is Joseph Meraz, 24. He is a white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, and 180 pounds. Meraz also has brown eyes and brown hair, the release said.
Meraz is wanted by the New Mexico Department of Corrections for running away from state probation officials after an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon incident. Meraz has been listed by the state corrections department as having extremely violent tendencies and should be considered armed and dangerous, the release said.
Meraz is believed to me in the Las Cruces area.
Authorities ask individuals to not approach the violent individuals, but if the public has any information on them, contact the United States Marshals Service, the local police department or the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department.