Monday, May 19, 2014

Violent Predator Arrested

Fugitive Facing Assault & Drug Charges

Marion, TX – Ray Garcia Jr., 22, was arrested this afternoon by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in Marion, TX. Arrest warrants were issued for Garcia pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) on charges involving injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and possession of a controlled substance.

On May 2, 2014, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Garcia. Task force officers, through investigative efforts, determined that Garcia was hiding out at a residence in the 300 block of Carranza Lane in Marion, Texas. Today, task force officers conducted a brief surveillance and approached the residence. Task force officers entered the residence, identified themselves, and made contact with Garcia. Garcia was then taken into custody without incident

In February of this year, Garcia was arrested for allegedly being found in possession of a controlled substance, but was subsequently released on bond. In April of this year, Garcia was allegedly involved in violently and brutally assaulting a child under the age of 6 years old, causing potentially life threatening injuries. He was arrested, but subsequently released on bond in this case as well. Arrest warrants were later issued to revoke Garcia’s bond in the possession case and to increase the bond amount in the injury to a child case.

Garcia is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Jail to face pending charges.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “It is sad when an innocent child is injured at the hands of a violent predator, especially at the hands of someone they trust. My sincere appreciation goes out to our task force officers who arrested Garcia and potentially prevented another child from being seriously injured.”

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
    Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
    U.S. Marshals Service

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