Search for Suspect Involved in Child Abduction Continues

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - NewsWest 9 has received some new information about the the man wanted in connection with an aggravated assault and child abduction that occured on Wednesday.  We've learned that 28-year-old Jessie Jaramillo, Senior, has a wrap sheet.

The baby, who was abducted on Wednesday, has been found safe and sound after Jaramillo dumped the child at an Aunt's house in Hobbs, New Mexico.

This all started around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of Northwest 12th in Andrews which is where the his former common-in-law wife lives. 

Police tell NewsWest 9, Jaramillo broke in and stabbed 25-year-old Mayra Lujan, and her boyfriend, then fled with the child.

However, officers didn't issue an Amber Alert until 5p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

"Had he just walked in the house & took the child and walked out the door, there wouldn't be an issue, because he has as much a legal right to the child as the mother does.  Neither one of them ever filed any kind of custody proceeding.  But under the circumstances again, we conferred with prosecutors to get legal advice.  It was determined that yes we need to do an Amber Alert," Andrews Police Chief Bud Jones, said.

"They grabbed a hold of the pole on my carport and rested a minute I guess.  Then they came back out on the sidewalk and the blood trail led on down to the end of the sidewalk and where it went from there, I couldn't tell," Neighbor Gary Smith, said.

Lujan was taken to an Odessa hospital with severe cuts on her neck and is now listed in good condition.  Her boyfriend was treated and released.

Jessie Jaramillo, Senior is wanted in connection with the abduction and the aggravated assault and he could be in the Hobbs, New Mexico area as he does have family living in the area. He is 28-year-old, 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was tattoos on his neck and arms. 

Jaramillo will be charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child.  More charges could be filed after he's caught.

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