59-year-old William S. Najar on November 18, 2012, was located in San Jose California near the Bellevue/Sanborn Ave area. Najar was booked under PC 1551.1 on a Felony warrant as a Fugitive from Justice after he had fled his home state of New Mexico for Possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), and or possession of drug paraphernalia. A Bench warrant had been issued on November 3, 2010, after he failed to appear in the sixth juridical district of Hidalgo County New Mexico.
Procedure for extradition in minor cases can result in transportation and court costs and fees when the State has been given authority to apprehend and or detain the person under extradition orders.
Retired Police Sergent James said, “Most police agencies that have outstanding felony warrants, almost always stipulate if they will extradite the prisoner depending on the severity of the crime.” Najar agreed to extradition on November 20th, 2012 under a Uniform Criminal Extradition Act, and willingly accepted judicial authority to return Najar to the State of New Mexico where he will face criminal charges. In accordance with the original complaint, it is possible that Najar will face new charges that he had failed to appear under standard mandates of the law.