AG: 2 abducted NM boys brought back from Colorado

September 13, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — Two New Mexico boys allegedly kidnapped by their father more than a year ago have been rescued in Colorado.

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says his office had been working [auth] for months on the case with Rio Rancho police and federal agencies.

He says the boys — ages 6 and 8 — were returned to Albuquerque early Friday by agents from the AG’s Office.

Colorado authorities are credited with recovering the boys after a brief scuffle with their father.

They say 53-year-old James Gonzales of Albuquerque is awaiting extradition.

He’s being held on suspicion of custodial interference charges along with aggravated battery on a police officer and evading arrest in Colorado’s Costilla County.

Gonzales also had a no-bond warrant issued by the FBI for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

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