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For Immediate Release

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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
Texas 10 Wins Again
Fugitive Arrested Less Than 24 Hours of Being On The Texas 10 Most Wanted List

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Joseph Daniel Krueger, 36, was arrested last night by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Blanco, Texas without incident. An arrest warrant was sought by the Texas Department of Public Safety, where it is alleged that Krueger violated the conditions of his state parole.

Yesterday afternoon, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was contacted by the Texas Department of Public Safety for assistance in locating and apprehending Krueger. Task force officers determined that Krueger was hiding out at a residence in Blanco, Texas. After a brief search, task force officers located Krueger hiding inside a vehicle outside of the residence. Task force officers ordered Krueger out of the vehicle and immediately took him into custody.

Krueger is currently being held at the Blanco County Jail without bond.

In 2006, Krueger was convicted and sentenced to 9 years in a Texas Department of Corrections Prison for possession of heroin, but received early parole. In October 2012, a warrant was issued for Krueger’s arrest for allegedly violating the conditions of his state parole. It was alleged that Krueger violated the conditions of his state parole by submitting a positive urine specimen that tested for use of heroin. The Texas Department of Public Safety added Krueger to the Texas 10 Most Wanted List yesterday and a $10,000 cash reward was offered for information leading to his capture.

Krueger is a confirmed member of the Texas Mexican Mafia with an extensive criminal history to include assault causing bodily injury, assault causing bodily injury - family member, aggravated robbery, retaliation, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of prohibited weapons, and evading arrest.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “This arrest is an example of the importance and effectiveness of The Texas 10 Most Wanted List. Simply put, it’s needed and it works.”

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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