Suspect Facing Assault Charges Captured
San Antonio, TX - Ricardo Bautista, 36, was arrested this afternoon by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) and San Antonio Police Department’s Repeat Offender Program (ROP) Unit in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department, where it is alleged that Bautista committed continuous violence against family and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Yesterday, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Bautista. This afternoon, through investigative efforts, extensive surveillance, and critical assistance from the SAPD ROP Unit, it was determined that Bautista was hiding out at in trailer located in the 6400 block of HWY 87 East in China Grove, TX. Task force and ROP Unit officers entered the trailer, identified themselves, made contact with Bautista, and took him into custody without incident.
On July 30, 2015, a warrant was issued for Bautista’s arrest after he allegedly struck a female acquaintance with his car in the 1200 block of Castroville Road. After an investigation conducted by SAPD detectives, it was determined that Bautista intended to cause serious injury or death to the victim.
Bautista 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, “Our task force and SAPD ROP Unit officers did an exceptional job tracking down this violent fugitive who obviously had no regard for human life. I’m glad we were able to finally get him off the streets before he could potentially bring harm to someone else.”
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