Worth, TX – Jesus Cruz, 22, was arrested yesterday evening by the United
States Marshals Service North Texas Fugitive Task Force (NTFTF) in Ft.
Worth, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the
Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), where it is alleged that Cruz
committed 1st degree murder.
On July 9, 2013, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) was contacted by
the CCSO for assistance in the search for Cruz. Task force officers
initiated an investigation and discovered that Cruz had previously fled to
Ft. Worth, TX. The LSFTF contacted the NTFTF for assistance in locating and
apprehending Cruz. Yesterday evening, members of the NTFTF discovered that
Cruz was hiding out at a residence in the 2400 block of McLemore Avenue.
Task force officers conducted a brief surveillance, entered the residence,
identified themselves, made contact with Cruz, and took him into custody
On April 6, 2013, Cruz was allegedly involved in a shooting that resulted in
the death of Timothy Hutson. The shooting took place at a residence in the
400 block of East Clark Street in Canyon Lake, TX. Reports indicated that
Hutson was found lying face down in the driveway with a bullet wound to the
neck. Witnesses stated that Cruz and Hutson had been involved in an ongoing
feud prior to the shooting.
Cruz is currently being held in custody at the Tarrant County Jail awaiting
extradition to Comal County to face 1st degree murder charges.
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas,
stated, “Whenever a life is taken by the hands of another, it’s difficult to
make sense of how someone could commit such a heinous crime. I’m thankful
for the efforts and hard work of the North Texas Fugitive Task Force who
took a dangerous fugitive off the streets. To the victim’s family, I offer
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:
- New Braunfels Police Department
- San Antonio Police Department
- San Antonio Independent School District
- 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
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