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For Immediate Release

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May 15, 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
Fugitive Flees From The South, Captured In The Midwest
Violent Sex Offender Arrested and Awaiting Extradition

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Juan Villa, 37, was arrested yesterday afternoon by the St. Louis Metro Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SLMPD FAST) Fugitive Task Force in St. Charles, MO without incident. Arrest warrants were issued pursuant to an investigation by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, where it is alleged that Villa committed indecency with a child by sexual contact, deadly conduct by discharging a firearm, and failure to comply with sex offender registration.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) was contacted by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) to assist in the search for Villa. Task force officers initiated an investigation and determined that Villa had previously fled to St. Charles, MO. The LSFTF contacted the SLMPD FAST for assistance in locating and apprehending Villa. Yesterday afternoon, members of the SLMPD FAST conducted surveillance and later observed Villa at a local restaurant. Task force officers approached Villa and immediately took him into custody.

Villa is currently being held in custody without bond and awaiting extradition to Wilson County.

In 1996, Villa was arrested in Milwaukee, WI, for exposing his genitals to a child. In 1999, Villa was arrested in San Antonio and sentenced to six years in prison for exposing himself to 3 juvenile females. On September 9, 2008, the WCSO sought warrants for Villa’s arrest, alleging that he committed indecency with a child and deadly conduct by discharging a firearm. On September 18, 2008, the sheriff's office sought an additional warrant for Villa’s arrest, alleging that he failed to comply with his requirement to maintain his sex offender registration.

The Texas Department of Public Safety added Villa to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List as a result of his extensive and violent criminal history involving sexual assaults and weapon offenses.

Robert Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “Thanks to the men and women of the St. Louis Metro Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team for working so quickly and diligently to locate and apprehend this violent sexual predator. This arrest definitely helped to prevent another child from falling victim to this heinous and dreadful behavior.”

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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