McAllen, TX – A Tennessee man wanted on
several burglaries was arrested by the United States Marshals Service-multi
agency led Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF) on
April 11, 2013.
Eduardo Cantu-Urbina, 23, was wanted by the Fairview Police Department in
Williamson County, Tennessee for the offense of Burglary. It is alleged that
Cantu-Urbina burglarized several industrial companies known to sell
construction materials. Cantu-Urbina would steal the checks from the
companies and then cash them at the company’s banks. Investigators from the
Fairview Police Department learned that Cantu-Urbina would cash each check
for the amount of $999.00 each time. Cantu-Urbina was working in conjunction
with nine other individuals who were involved in the criminal scheme. It is
further alleged that approximately one million dollars of stolen checks were
cashed in different jurisdictions of the state. Cantu-Urbina later absconded
to Texas when he learned that a warrant for his arrest was issued by
Fairview Police Department. The case was referred to the U.S. Marshals
Service in McAllen, Texas.
At approximately 6:30 PM, U.S. Marshals Service Investigators along with
Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Task Force Officers and a San Juan Police Task
Force Officer assigned to the GCVOFTF developed information that Cantu-Urbina
was driving silver 2004 Honda Accord with Tennessee license plates. Members
of the GCVOFTF discovered Cantu-Urbina’s car parked in front of a house
located near the 500 block E. 3rd Street in Elsa, Texas. Members of the
GCVOFTF approached the house and arrested Cantu-Urbina as he walked out to
his car. Cantu-Urbina is currently being held at the Hidalgo County jail
awaiting extradition to Tennessee.
The GCVOFTF is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S.
Marshals Service, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Starr County Sheriff’s
Office, McAllen P.D., Mission P.D. San Juan P.D., Weslaco P.D., TDCJ Office
of Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol
Tobacco & Firearms and Homeland Security Investigations.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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