Thursday, January 29, 2015

West Coast Homicide Suspect Arrested in West Texas

San Bernardino County Fugitive Captured

San Antonio, TX – Logan Anderson Swank, 20, was arrested this morning by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD) Homicide Detail, where it is alleged that Swank committed homicide.

This morning, members of the LSFTF were contacted by detectives from the SBCSD to assist in searching for Swank here in San Antonio. Members of the LSFTF immediately initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Swank. Through investigative efforts, task force officers determined that Swank was hiding out in an apartment located in the 8000 block of Midcrown Drive, on the northeast side of San Antonio. While conducting surveillance, task force officers observed Swank exit an apartment and walk toward the parking lot. Task force officers approached Swank, identified themselves, and took him into custody without incident.

On September 29, 2014, Logan Swank and another accomplice, Wesley Swank, 28, were allegedly involved in shooting a man with a shotgun in the 2200 block of Muni Road, in Apple Valley, CA. Reports stated that the victim was found sitting in a car, located in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The victim suffered from 1 gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. After an extensive investigation by SBCSD detectives, arrest warrants were issued yesterday for the 2 suspects involved in the shooting. Welsey Swank was arrested last night by SBCSD Homicide Detail officers and Logan Swank remained a fugitive at large until he was arrested this morning by LSFTF officers.

Logan Swank is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office awaiting extradition to San Bernardino County.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “Excellent collaborative efforts by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, and the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force for apprehending these violent fugitives safely and without delay. I pray the victim’s family will find peace and closure knowing that these 2 men will be held accountable for their actions.”

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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