Kansas Most Wanted Arrested In New Mexico

Thursday the Bernalillo County New Mexico Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 near mile marker 144 west of Albuquerque for failure to maintain lane. The driver was identified as 39 year old Patrick Close from Kansas.

Records showed that Close was wanted on a Kansas warrant for criminal sexual penetration of a minor under the age of 14.

Contact was made with investigators in Jefferson County Kansas where they learned Close had reportedly been raping his step daughter and filming the acts.

He was then downloading them to the internet. Investigators said Close fled the state prior to the issuance of the arrest warrant.

Investigators in Kansas had reason to believe Close was near the Mexican border and feared that he may have crossed over. As a result they placed Close on the state's top 5 most wanted.

Close was arrested and is being held for extradition back to Kansas.

Posted by Greg Palmer