Fugitive Captured After Fleeing Police
San Antonio, TX – Daniel Rodriguez, 22, was arrested last night by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio. Arrest warrants were issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), where it is alleged that Rodriguez committed theft of a motor vehicle, evaded arrest, and was found in possession of cocaine.
On March 20, 2013, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was contacted by the SAPD and the BCSO for assistance in locating and apprehending Rodriguez. Yesterday evening, task force officers conducted surveillance and determined that Rodriguez was hiding out at an apartment in the 700 block of New Laredo Highway. While conducting surveillance, task force officers observed Rodriguez exit the apartment. Task force officers approached Rodriguez, identified themselves, and attempted to take him into custody. Rodriguez fled from task force officers on foot, but was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest.
Rodriguez is currently being held at the Bexar County Jail without bond.
In November 2012, Rodriguez was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident while driving a stolen vehicle. A SAPD officer witnessed the accident and pursued Rodriguez as he fled the scene in the stolen vehicle. After a high speed pursuit, Rodriguez drove into an apartment complex, exited the vehicle, and attempted to flee on foot. The SAPD officer pursued Rodriguez and apprehended him after a brief foot pursuit. Rodriguez allegedly fought the SAPD officer and resisted arrest, but was later taken into custody after the intense struggle. During the search incident to arrest, Rodriguez was allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine. Rodriguez was taken to jail, but was subsequently released on bond.
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “I’ve made this statement time and time again – if you have a warrant for your arrest it’s best to turn yourself in, because it’s not a matter of if you’re going to be arrested, it’s only a matter of when. Fugitives can run, they can hide, but they will get caught.”
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:
New Braunfels Police Department
San Antonio Police Department
San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
Comal County Sheriff’s Office
Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
Texas Office of the Attorney General
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General
U.S. Marshals Service