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For Immediate Release

Contact:
March 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
Gun Shots, Car Chases, & Fugitive Take Downs
Fugitive Arrested On Multiple Charges

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Antonio Gonzales, 44, was arrested this evening by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio. An arrest warrant was sought by the San Antonio Police Department, where it is alleged that Gonzales committed 3 counts of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, 2 counts of aggravated assault, 1 count of driving while intoxicated, and 1 count of evading arrest with a vehicle.

This morning, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was contacted by the San Antonio Police Department for assistance in locating and apprehending Gonzales. Task force officers determined that Gonzales was hiding out in a residence on the west side of San Antonio. After conducting surveillance, task force officers observed Gonzales in a vehicle near the residence. Task officers parked their vehicles behind Gonzales’ vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Gonzales put his vehicle in reverse and rammed 1 of the task force officer’s vehicle. Other task force officers used their vehicles to surround Gonzales’ vehicle and prevented his escape. After a brief struggle, task force officers removed Gonzales from his vehicle and took him into custody.

Gonzales is currently being held in Bexar County Jail awaiting appearance before the Magistrate Judge.

On January 16, 2012, Roland Guerra, 34, and Gonzales were involved in a verbal argument outside of Guerra’s residence, in the 3500 block of San Fernando Street. Gonzales left the area, but later returned and began yelling obscenities outside of the residence. Gonzales allegedly pulled out a gun and began firing shots into Guerra’s residence. Guerra was inside the residence with his girlfriend Yvonne Lara, 30, watching television. Lara was struck in the right leg by one of the bullets, but the injury was not life threatening. Guerra ran outside to confront Gonzales and chased him down the street. During the chase, Gonzales allegedly stopped, turned, and fired shots at Guerra, but did not strike him. Guerra stopped pursuing Gonzales and contacted the San Antonio Police Department. Gonzales went into hiding and was a fugitive until he was arrested this evening.

Gonzales has been known to be armed with a 9mm handgun and is a confirmed drug dealer. He has an extensive criminal history to include multiple convictions of delivery/possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, driving while intoxicated, and evading arrest.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “Due to the quick thinking and controlled tactics of the task force officers, Gonzales was arrested without anyone being seriously injured. Rest assure, Gonzales will have his day in court and will be held accountable for his violent actions.”

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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