FBI Albuquerque
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April 28, 2022

FBI Media Alert: FBI Seeks Albuquerque Man Who Failed to Appear for Federal Trial

The FBI is looking for Willie Lee Edwards, 52, of Albuquerque, who is wanted for failing to show up for his trial in federal court on April 18, 2022.

The U.S. District Court of New Mexico issued a bench warrant for Edwards' arrest after he failed to appear.

Edwards had been scheduled to go on trial for a charge of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.


  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Height: Approximately 5’9”
  • Weight: Approximately 200 pounds
  • Eyes: Black
  • Hair: Shaved head or bald with black/gray beard or goatee
  • Clothing: Edwards is regularly seen wearing black shirt, jeans, and a beanie.

Attached is a recent photo of Edwards.

Anyone with information on Edwards' whereabouts is asked to immediately contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or tips.fbi.gov.

Willie Lee Edwards; Albuquerque Fugitive