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.