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For Immediate Release

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October 06, 2011 Hector Gomez, Supervisory Deputy
U.S. Marshals Service, Austin, TX (512) 916-5380
Sex Offender Flees Hays County, Nabbed in Mexico

LSFTF LogoAustin, TX – Dustin Paul McFall, 34, of Buda, TX was apprehended last night in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico at approximately 7:15 p.m., by the Tamaulipas Ministry of Public Safety (Secretaria De Seguridad Publica) and quickly turned over to Mexican Immigration authorities. Judicial authorities in Nuevo Laredo determined McFall had no legal status to remain in Mexico and was expelled shortly before midnight at the US/Mexico Port of Entry in Laredo. The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force in Laredo, Texas assumed custody of McFall for failing to maintain his lifetime registration with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

Based upon local interviews, it was determined McFall fled to Mexico in the previous days after becoming aware of impending warrants related to his registration requirement. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force contacted their U.S. Marshals Service counterparts in Laredo as well as DHS/ICE Monterrey seeking further investigative assistance. Mexican law enforcement officers established surveillance in a local Nuevo Laredo neighborhood throughout yesterday in an attempt to locate and identify McFall.

Last night, Mexican authorities detained McFall who quickly admitted to his identity and was turned over to Mexican immigration authorities for further processing. McFall was remanded to the Webb County Detention Center last night pending his return to Hays County.

McFall has a pending federal investigation by the United States Marshals Service alleging violation of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (Adam Walsh Act). The Act provides for federal penalties for registered sex offenders who fail to maintain their registration requirements.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force will continue to work with our international law enforcement partners to pursue fugitives who seek to find safe haven across our border.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –

  • Austin Police Department, Intelligence Unit
  • Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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