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For Immediate Release

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November 18, 2010 SDUSM Tom Smith, Western District of Texas
San Antonio (210) 472-6540
Two Fugitives Captured in Same Residence by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) sponsored by the United States Marshals Service (USMS) arrested two fugitives this morning. Eddie Garza (also known as Eddie Medel) was wanted on a State Parole Warrant and Larry Solis was wanted on a Federal Warrant.

While searching for fugitive Solis at a residence located at 6445 Hwy 87 in Bexar County, fugitive Garza/Medel was found in the same dwelling. Also found in the home was a loaded handgun and heroin. Members of the LSFTF requested Bexar County Narcotics Officers as well as Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives (ATF) agents to respond to the scene to take possession of the drugs and gun. The duo may be facing further criminal proceedings in additional to the current charges. In a side note, individuals driving the same car found at this residence led officers on a chase last night while discarding heroin out of a vehicle. Since the vehicle eventually was able to elude law enforcement, further investigation will continue to see if there are any ties between those arrested and the drugs found last night. .

Garza/Medel is currently in custody at the Bexar County Jail and Solis is in federal custody..

Robert Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas said, “It is a good way to start the day when the LSFTF captures not one, but two wanted fugitives in the same residence. Our very own Texas USMS Violent Offender Task Forces continue to do this dangerous work in order to help protect our citizens from further harm.”

Agencies participating in this arrest:

  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice-OIG
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • United States Marshals Service

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