Thursday, July 23, 2015

Task Force Diligence Prove Essential in Fugitive Arrest

Suspect Facing Child Abandonment and Endangerment Charge Captured

San Antonio, TX - Zachary Lincoln McAdams, 24, was arrested last night 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 Goliad County 24th District Attorney’s Office in Victoria, TX, where it is alleged that McAdams committed child abandonment and endangerment.

On July 20, 2015, members of the LSFTF were contacted by members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force (GCVOTF) to assist in searching for McAdams in San Antonio. Members of the LSFTF immediately initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending McAdams. Last night, through investigative efforts, task force officers determined that McAdams could be found in the downtown area of San Antonio. Task force officers made contact with McAdams, identified themselves, explained that there was a warrant for his arrest, and took him into custody without incident.

On June 8, 2015, a Goliad County district judge in Victoria, TX issued a warrant for McAdams’s arrest on allegations involving child abandonment and endangerment. Reports stated that McAdams allegedly left his infant child in the care of an unknown subject who brutally assaulted the child causing death. McAdams fled Goliad County and went into hiding to avoid prosecution. He remained a fugitive at large until he was arrested last night in San Antonio.

McAdams is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office awaiting extradition to Goliad County.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “This case was definitely a high priority and the diligence of our task force officers proved essential in ensuring McAdams’ arrest.”

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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