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New Mexico Fugitive Caught in California

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

JAL, NM - A Jal, New Mexico fugitive is back where he belongs. Jesse Tapia escaped from police custody back on February 17.   

Tapia had been arrested for a parole violation, but while he was being booked, he ran off.

Officers tazed him but Tapia removed the taser prongs and assaulted an officer.

He was caught by authorities in California after a two hour standoff. Tapia had barricaded himself inside a home.     

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