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For Immediate Release

Contact:
February 26, 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
Kidnapped Baby Back In Safe Hands
Father Arrested On Allegations of Interference with Child Custody

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Frank Wainen, 37, was arrested Sunday morning by the New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force (NY/NJ RTF) in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey without incident. An arrest warrant was sought by the New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD), where it is alleged that Wainen committed interference with child custody, by kidnapping his 8 month old son.

On February 22, 2013, the NBPD contacted the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) to assist in the search for Wainen. Task force officers determined that Wainen fled from Texas to New Jersey. The LSFTF contacted the NY/NJ RTF for assistance in locating and apprehending Wainen. On February 24, 2013, members of the NY/NJ RTF determined that Wainen was hiding out in a home located in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Task force officers entered the residence and Wainen was immediately arrested. Wainen’s 8 month old son was found unharmed and was taken into custody by Child Protective Services. Wainen will be extradited back to New Braunfels to face state charges.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “I’m proud of the joint efforts of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force for locating and apprehending Wainen as quickly as they did. More importantly, the child was found unharmed and is now in safe hands.”

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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