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For Immediate Release

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January 17, 2013 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 271-2507
Fugitive + A Gun = Crime Doesn’t Pay
Convicted Bank Robber Suspected of Striking Again

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Joseph Krist III, 41, was arrested yesterday afternoon by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force near Garner State Park in Concan, TX without incident. Krist was wanted by the United States Marshals Service on an arrest warrant issued by the U.S. District Court in San Antonio, where it is alleged that he violated the conditions of his supervised release.

Task force officers received information that Krist along with his girlfriend, Rebecca Brown, 45, were residing in a cabin located near Garner State Park. When task force officers approached the cabin, Krist opened the door and quickly attempted to close it. Task force officers forced entry into the cabin where they found Krist holding a .40 caliber gun. Krist was ordered by task force officers to drop the gun, in which he complied. Krist and Brown were immediately arrested and taken into custody. While in the cabin, task force officers recovered the gun, and found a nylon bag containing over $4000 in cash and a hooded sweatshirt. Task force officers later learned that the hooded sweatshirt matched the description of one used in a bank robbery that took place in Corpus Christi on Sunday. The Federal Bureau of Investigations is currently investigating Krist as a potential suspect in Sunday’s bank robbery. Task force officers also learned that Brown had an outstanding warrant for allegedly violating the conditions of her probation that was set by the 198th Judicial District in Kerrville, TX.

Krist and Brown are currently being held in the Uvalde County Jail without bond.

Joseph Krist III was charged and arrested for bank robbery on October 13, 2004. On August 19, 2005, Krist was sentenced to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons where he served a term of 37 months. After his release from prison, Krist was placed on a term of supervised release. It is alleged that Krist violated the conditions of his supervised release by submitting a positive urine specimen which tested for use of methamphetamine.

Robert R. Almonte United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force remains dedicated and committed to not only pursuing, apprehending, and arresting fugitives, but also in this case, preventing future crimes from occurring.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (San Antonio Division):

  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bexar County Fire Marshals Office
  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
  • Texas Office of The Attorney General
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (Del Rio Division):

  • Del Rio Police Department
  • Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Rangers
  • U.S. Customs & Border Patrol
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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