Fugitive Facing Aggravated Assault Charge Captured
San Antonio, TX – David Davalos, 24, was arrested this afternoon 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 Antonio Police Department (SAPD), where it is alleged that Davalos committed aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
On January 12, 2015, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Davalos. This afternoon, through investigative efforts, task force officers determined that Davalos was hiding out in a house located in the 800 block of Lamar Street, on the east side of San Antonio. While conducting surveillance, task force officers observed Davalos exit the house and walk toward the driveway. Task force officers approached Davalos, identified themselves, and took him into custody without incident. Incident to arrest, task force officers also found Davalos in possession of a handgun.
On January 1, 2015, Davalos was involved in a physical altercation with a neighborhood man in the 600 block of Muncey Street, on the east side of San Antonio. Days later, Davalos allegedly drove to the man’s home, observed him sitting on the porch, pulled out a gun, and fired multiple rounds, striking the man in the back. Davalos fled the scene before police officers arrived and the man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A warrant was issued for Davalos’ arrest soon after.
Davalos is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “Today our task force officers once again put their lives on the line to take another violent and dangerous criminal off the streets. They do it courageously, they do it selflessly, they do it for the safety of others, and for this I am proud.”
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