A New Mexico fugitive wanted for child abuse and possession of controlled substances has been arrested in Juneau and will be returning to New Mexico.
Jenna Williams, 25, of Paguate, N.M., waived her right to extradition Tuesday in Juneau District Court before Judge Thomas Nave. She signed a document stating she knowingly consents to return to New Mexico.
Williams was arrested by Juneau Police Department officers last month at the Super Bear Supermarket on Mendenhall Mall Road, according to District Attorney David Brower. Court documents indicate Alaska State Troopers had informed JPD that Williams would be in the grocery store’s parking lot the morning of July 14.
According to court documents, Bernalillo County District Court Judge Reed Sheppard issued a bench warrant for her arrest in March. The warrant states Williams failed to appear for a pretrial hearing and failed to comply with her conditions of release.
Williams was wanted on four felony charges: two counts of child abuse and two counts of possession of controlled substances, the warrant reads.
Williams has been held without bail at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau since her arrest.
Her last known address was listed in Paguate, which is about 60 miles west of Albuquerque.
Nave scheduled a status hearing in the case for Sept. 6, which will be vacated if Williams is returned to New Mexico before then.
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