January 22, 2021

Federal Arrest for a Chaparral Man for Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property

On January 21, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a federal arrest warrant for a Chaparral man who allegedly carjacked a vehicle and lead law enforcement on a high-speed chase through El Paso, Texas, ending in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, 32-year old Noe Garcia was arrested for Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property. According to court documents, Garcia carjacked a fuel tanker truck from a local medical center in El Paso and fled the property. Garcia was arrested by New Mexico State Police and was taken into federal custody shortly after the incident.

A federal criminal complaint filed in El Paso charges Garcia with one count of 18 U.S.C. 2413 Transportation of Stolen Goods. Upon conviction, he faces up to ten years in federal prison.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation El Paso Division investigated this case after the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, El Paso Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, New Mexico State Police, and the U.S. Border Patrol worked together to end the high-speed pursuit and reprimand Garcia into custody. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ian Hannah of the Western District of Texas is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.