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For Immediate Release

Contact:
August 14, 2013 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500
2 Gun Charges, 2 Drug Charges, 2 Arrests
Fugitive and Accomplice Facing Multiple Charges

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Christopher Cottrell, 24, was arrested yesterday by the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio. An arrest warrant was issued for Cottrell pursuant to an investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), on charges of possession with the intent to distribute LSD and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On August 9, 2013, the LSFTF was contacted by the BCSO for assistance in locating and apprehending Cottrell. Yesterday, task force officers initiated an investigation and through investigative efforts located Cottrell with two others at a CVS Pharmacy Store near Old Pearsall Road and 5 Palms Drive. Task force officers approached Cottrell, identified themselves, and arrested Cottrell without incident. One of the individuals who assisted Cottrell was arrested on charges of hindering the apprehension of a fugitive and possession of marijuana. Cottrell was also found to be in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and will face additional charges.

Cottrell is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Jail.

On June 15, 2013, Cottrell and another individual were detained by a police officer from the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) for allegedly committing a traffic violation. During a search of the vehicle, the police officer found a back pack that contained a large amount of LSD and a .32 caliber handgun. Both men were arrested, but were subsequently released on bond. A warrant was issued for Cottrell’s arrest earlier this month to face his pending charges.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “We will continue to arrest fugitives with active warrants and we will arrest anyone who tries to prevent their capture. You may think you’re helping a family member or friend by hindering their apprehension, but in reality you’re doing more harm than good.”

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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