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For Immediate Release

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July 15, 2011 DUSM Bobby Hogeland,
Western District of Texas - San Antonio (210) 271-2500
Arrest of Carlos Mireles Jr.

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force sponsored by the United States Marshals Service is announcing the arrest of Carlos Mireles Jr.

Mireles was born 07/1966 and listed an address in the 700 block of Jennings Street, San Antonio, Texas.

Mireles has previous arrests for drug possession, resisting and evading arrest, burglary of a vehicle, family violence, assault causing bodily injury, injury to a child/elderly/disable with intent to cause bodily harm.

In October 2010, Carlos Mireles was arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. A bond was set in the amount of $75,000. Mireles was further ordered to house arrest and required to wear a Global Positioning System (GPS), commonly referred to in the justice system as an ankle monitor.

May 2011, Mireles decided that he did not have to abide by the court ordered requirements and cut the device off. Immediately a warrant was issued for the arrest of Mireles. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio was asked to assist with locating and apprehending Mireles.

On Thursday, July 14, 2011 credible information was developed that lead task force members to the 700 block of S.W. 19th Street, San Antonio. Surveillance of the residence lead investigators to believe Mireles was using this location to hide from law enforcement authorities. At approximately 9 p.m. members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force made entry into the residence. Once inside Mireles was found hiding in a back room. Mireles was arrested without incident. Also arrested was Melanie Felan, the girlfriend of Mireles and another associate of his.

Inside the residence, task force members found drug paraphernalia and weapons.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas said, “The investigative efforts of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to protect the children of our community will always be tireless and unwavering.”

Participating agencies of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force are as follows: Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Comal County Sheriff’s Office, Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office, San Antonio Independent School District – Police Department, San Antonio Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of Inspector General, Texas State Attorney General’s Office – Sex Offender Fugitive Unit and the United States Marshals Service.

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

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