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For Immediate Release

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August 11, 2010 SDUSM Tom Smith, Western District of Texas - San Antonio (210) 472-6646
Wanted Fugitive Captured by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force along with DHS ICE ended the flight of 24 year old Miguel Angel Rivera today in the 400 block of West Mayfield after a brief struggle and a taser deployment.

Rivera was wanted in Webb County for Failure to Appear on a Kidnapping charge stemming from an incident in 2009. Rivera is a self-proclaimed Zeta gang member and an illegal alien. He faces additional Immigration Violations.

Acting on information provided by the USMS Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force out of Laredo, LSFTF members made entry into Rivera’s San Antonio residence. Rivera was eventually found hiding behind a “false wall”. When ordered to surrender, Rivera instead chose to resist.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas said, “Our network of Fugitive Task Forces throughout the United States allows us to aggressively pursue fugitives no matter where they are from or where they go.”

Participating agencies in this arrest:

  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • DHS-ICE Office of Investigations (Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • United States Marshals Service

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.