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For Immediate Release

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December 13, 2012 SDUSM Hector Gomez, Western District of Texas - Austin (512) 916-5380
Quintero's Flight Ends
"Fugitive Task Force on Heels Since he Fled Jury Trial"

LSFTF LogoAustin, TX – Pedro Javier Quintero, 22, of San Marcos was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force this morning in San Antonio without incident. Quintero fled from his jury trial in Caldwell County last week in Lockhart. The trial continued with his absence resulting in a guilty verdict and a 48-year state prison term.

Quintero was charged along with three other defendants for his role in a 2009 aggravated sexual assault of a 15-year old female in rural Hays County. Information developed by task force investigators determined Quintero fled to the San Antonio area and was staying with individuals. Task force officers converged this morning in the 400 block of Heimer Road in northern San Antonio and quickly apprehended Quintero.

Dan Law, Caldwell County Sheriff, commented, “This task force is the premier example of what can be done when federal, state and local law enforcement work together focusing our resources towards a common goal.”

Any further charges will be investigated by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and presented to the District Attorney’s Office. Quintero will be transferred to the custody of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force will continue to merge our resources and pursue fugitives who must be held to account for their criminal actions.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –

  • Austin Police Department-Criminal Apprehension Team
  • Buda Police Department
  • Cedar Park 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
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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