Violent Sex Offender Admits to Police that he is Hiding from Authorities
By Officer Tasia Martinez
Albuquerque Police arrested Robert Jeff Lujan, 50, on Monday after he was seen chasing a woman through a Northeast Albuquerque neighborhood. The arrest came after an attentive Foothills APD Officer saw the woman, barefoot and in distress, running from Lujan Monday morning.
Lujan is being held on a $1,000,000 cash or surety bond at the Metropolitan Detention Center where he is also facing felony domestic violence charges in addition to 3 felony warrants.
The Officer charged Lujan with felony domestic violence after learning that Lujan barricaded the woman inside of her apartment at knifepoint. The two were reportedly having a domestic dispute when the argument turned violent. The victim was able to escape from Lujan and run out into the chilly morning in search of help as Lujan chased and grabbed her just as the vigilant officer intervened.
Police say that Lujan admitted he was a wanted fugitive. When a background check was conducted on Lujan officers found that Lujan was wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, child abuse, resisting, possession of drug paraphernalia and a revoked driver’s license. Lujan was also wanted for and probation violation and for failure to comply with sex offender registration stemming from a 1991 case in which Lujan was convicted of rape and sodomy.