US Marshal impersonators arrested on weapons charges

Walter Binford arrested for impersonating US Marshal
Walter Binford arrested for impersonating US Marshal

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Last week, Albuquerque police arrested people for allegedly pretending to be U.S. Marshals. Police said they received several 911 complaints from people in the Northeast Heights area.

According to the 911 calls, the men claimed to be U.S. Marshals and that the callers were advised to go back inside because “there was going to be a shootout”. The callers claimed that these men were carrying what looked like M4 style assault rifles, even though they were dressed in plain clothes.

As it turns out, the rifles were only fancy looking air soft BB Guns and the men in question were not U.S. Marshals.

Walter Binford was arrested Monday and charged with impersonating a peace officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Another suspect, Jeromy Rector, was taken into custody last week for outstanding warrants. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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