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Carjacking Suspect Captured

The suspect in a Raton carjacking was apprehended in Union County. Norman Michael Simpson was captured without incident by Union County Sheriff Deputies and NM State Police and was transported to Union County Detention Center awaiting multiple charges.

Police were looking for a suspect in a Sunday (1/21/18) afternoon carjacking in Raton. Norman Michael Simpson allegedly pulled a crowbar on a family in the Raton Country Club area at about 4 pm and took their vehicle.  There were no injuries in the incident.

Simpson is known to be suicidal and possibly homicidal as he has made threats to police. Simpson is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds with light colored hair.

Simpson’s began his day by eluding police in Pueblo, CO in a black KIA sedan and police chased him south on I-25 all the way to exit 451 where they either lost him or disengaged in the chase. Simpson was reportedly stuck in his vehicle off of Hiway 555 and eluded officers again where he accessed the  Gardner Road and car-jacked the vehicle by brandishing a crowbar and threatening the family.  No one was injured in the car-jacking.

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