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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 18, 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
False Statements Helps Fugitive Flee
Wife Arrested For Allegedly Lying To The Cops

LSFTF logoSan Antonio, TX – Irene Rose Rubio, 47, was arrested this evening by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio without incident. An arrest warrant was sought by the United States Marshals Service, where it is alleged that Rubio provided false and fraudulent statements during an investigation.

This evening, task force officers determined that Rubio was at a Whataburger Restaurant, located in the 1100 block of Roosevelt Drive. Task force officers entered the restaurant and Rubio was immediately arrested.

On January 7, 2013, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Bandera Sheriff’s Office were conducting an investigation to arrest Irene Rubio’s husband, James Anthony Rubio, on arrest warrants alleging that he failed to comply with civil commitment requirements, failed to comply with sex offender registration, and committed a sex offense. During the initial interview, Irene Rubio allegedly provided false information to task force officers which hindered the investigation. Without the assistance of Irene Rubio, task force officers later determined that James Rubio was hiding out at a residence in Bandera, TX. Officers approached the residence and James Rubio attempted to escape out of a back window. James Rubio ran approximately 20 yards before being apprehended and taken into custody.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “It’s difficult to see a friend or family member taken away in handcuffs for committing a crime, but lying to protect them, puts anyone at risk for being taken away in handcuffs along with them.

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s 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

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

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