Cooperation and Public Assistance Leads to Apprehension, Deportation
Austin, TX – Charles Leon Carr, 57, whose last known address was in Austin, Texas was deported to the United States last night from the Republic of Mexico. Carr, wanted by Texas and U.S. law enforcement agencies for several felony warrants arising from his flight from Austin was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service in Houston pending his appearance before the United States District Court.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force initiated an investigation into Carr’s whereabouts in 2009 when Carr was alleged to have violated the terms of his federal supervised released. Carr was previously convicted for smuggling aliens and was required to report to federal probation authorities when he absconded from supervision. Carr was previously convicted in a 1975 sexual assault of a child in Abilene, Texas and was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and released to Texas parole authorities in 2008. As a convicted sex offender, Carr was required by the terms of his parole to register in Travis County and to maintain his registration with law enforcement authorities annually. The Texas Department of Public Safety named Carr a Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender in 2013.
Task Force investigators followed up on several tips throughout the nation and Mexico in an effort to narrow down Carr’s location. A critical tip provided by the public directed the task force to focus in the Mexican coastal city of Vera Cruz. The Austin based task force coordinated investigative and apprehension efforts last week with the US Marshals Service – Mexico City, and the Instituto Nacional de Migracion (Mexico’s Immigration Service). Yesterday morning, Carr was observed by Mexican law enforcement at a home in Vera Cruz and was detained pending his appearance before an immigration judge.
Carr was later presented before immigration authorities and a determination that Carr had no legal status to remain in Mexico was concluded resulting in an expulsion order and Carr’s immediate deportation from the country.
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “Carr’s long run from the law eventually caught up to him with the combined cooperation of Texas, United States, Mexican law enforcement officers and the publics’ assistance.”
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –
Austin Police Department-Tactical Intelligence Unit
Buda Police Department
Cedar Park Police Department
Kyle Police Department
San Marcos Police Department
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
Texas Attorney General’s Office
Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
Texas Department of Public Safety
U.S. Marshals Service