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For Immediate Release

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February 22, 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
Anger Fueled Offender Stopped In His Tracks
Fugitive Arrested On Allegations of Aggravated Assault with a Gun

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Justus Hendershot, 25, was arrested earlier this week by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio without incident. An arrest warrant was sought by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), where it is alleged that Hendershot committed aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

On February 20, 2013, the BCSO contacted the LSFTF to assist in the search for Hendershot. Task force officers determined that Hendershot was hiding out in an apartment located in the 1400 block of Kitty Hawk in Universal City, Texas. Task force officers initiated surveillance and later observed Hendershot exiting an apartment. Hendershot was immediately arrested and taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Hendershot is currently being held in Bexar County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

On February 12, 2013, Hendershot was involved in a verbal altercation with an associate. The altercation escalated, Hendershot allegedly retrieved a gun, and fired shots at the associate, striking him in the arm. Hendershot fled the scene before law enforcement officers arrived. On February 18, 2013, Hendershot contacted his ex-wife, Kelsey Adams, and allegedly threatened to kill her and their young son. On the date of arrest, Hendershot was in possession of a .38 caliber revolver and more than 3 grams of methamphetamines. Hendershot could face charges sought by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives (ATF) on allegations of a felon being found in possession of a firearm.

Hendershot is a registered sex offender and has an extensive criminal history involving theft, possession of narcotics, failure to register as a sex offender, evading arrest, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and assault.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “Hendershot was a fugitive that needed to be arrested with the quickest sense of urgency before he had the opportunity to follow through with his threats. I’m sure the victims in this case can rest a little easier knowing that this violent offender is sitting behind bars.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • New Braunfels Police Department
  • 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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