Man arrested on federal warrant for reentering country illegally

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A man accused of trying to ram a federal agent with a vehicle is now in custody. U.S. Marshals along with the Lea County Drug Task Force apprehended Luis Carlos Talamantez-Lopez on Monday for illegally entering the country.


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The task force says his criminal history includes armed robbery, weapons charges and kidnapping. On a previous attempt to arrest him, authorities say he tried to use his vehicle to hit a Homeland Security agent. This time, he was arrested without incident.

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