SANTA FE — New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) Security Threat Intelligence Unit detectives, with collaboration with its partners at the U.S. Marshals, have arrested parole absconder Joseph Borja.
Borja was on parole for child abuse resulting in great bodily harm or death.
Borja, after serving a year and a half in prison, was paroled in August. He absconded at the end of November and since then officers have been on his heels. Officers, working on a tip, went to an apartment complex of Borja’s current girlfriend. There officers spotted Borja and he took off running, at one point abandoning a 9-year-old child who was in his care.
One of the officers took custody of the child while the other officers continued to pursue Borja. Officers eventually lost sight of Borja. Officers continued to survey the area and later spotted Borja. After another chase, officers were able to take Borja into custody. He did have a large knife in his pants when arrested. Borja also is facing charges of battery on a household member for a new crime that occurred while he was absconding from supervision.