Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Escapee Sought On I-40.(New Mexico & The West)

Byline: Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer

Highway West of City Searched for Robber

Acting on a reported sighting of fugitive bank robber Byron Shane Chubbuck, a task force of law enforcement agencies set up a roadblock on busy Interstate 40 west of Albuquerque on Saturday and combed the highway corridor as far west as the Acoma Pueblo.

As of nightfall, Chubbuck on the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted List was not found.

Al Patino, a supervisory deputy U.S. Marshal, and State Police Sgt. Royleen Ross-Weaver both said there wasn't a confirmed sighting of the 33-year-old fugitive.

Chubbuck, a convicted bank robber, escaped federal custody in Albuquerque 10 days ago while being transported from federal court to the Santa Fe Detention Center. …

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