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For Immediate Release

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March 13, 2012 SDUSM Hector Gomez, Western District of Texas (512) 916-5380
New York Fugitive Arrested After Fleeing Cross Country
Failed to Appear for Rape, Providing Teens with Drugs

LSFTF LogoAustin, TX – David Robert Wampler, 40, whose last known address was Livonia, New York was arrested today by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in downtown Austin. Wampler was arrested without incident near the 6th Street entertainment district. Task force officers received critical information from the United States Marshals Service in Rochester, New York this morning after local interviews determined Wampler fled from upstate New York and recently arrived in Austin.

Wampler was indicted in January of this year by a Livingston County Grand Jury in Geneseo, New York with a twenty-one (21) county indictment alleging criminal acts involving rape, injury to a child, and providing dangerous drugs to children. Prosecutors further allege Wampler provided LSD to two-14 year-old girls, as well as Cocaine, Nitrous Oxide, Oxycontin, Ambien and Adderall to other teens. It further alleges Wampler sexually assaulted a minor after providing the teen with Ambien and LSD in Livonia, NY, located south of Rochester in upstate NY. Wampler has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1993 from several states. In addition to the instant charges, Wampler faces an additional charge of failing to appear.

Wampler will remain in the Travis County Jail pending extradition to Livingston County, New York.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “The importance of removing David Wampler from the streets of Austin as quickly as we learned of his arrival is a testament to the cooperative spirit the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force embraces with our law enforcement partners.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin:

  • Austin Police Department-Criminal Apprehension Team
  • Buda Police Department
  • Kyle Police Department
  • San Marcos Police Department
  • Travis County Sheriff’s Office
  • Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
  • Williamson County DA’s Office, Constable’s Office
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Rangers

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

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