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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 27, 2014 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500
Task Force Officers Apprehend Violent Offender
Fugitive Captured and Facing Felony Charges

LSFTF LogoSan Marcos, Texas – Johnny Jo Luna, 35, was arrested today by the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Marcos, TX. An arrest warrant was issued for Luna pursuant to an investigation by the Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), on charges involving the attempt to commit capital murder, aggravated kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and felony criminal mischief.

On January 23, 2014, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Luna. Task force officers, through investigative efforts, determined that Luna was hiding out at an apartment in the 1500 block of South IH-35 in San Marcos, TX. Today, task force officers conducted a brief surveillance and approached the apartment. Task force officers entered the apartment, identified themselves, and made contact with Luna. Luna was then taken into custody without incident.

In October 2012, Luna was allegedly involved in violently and brutally assaulting a man in Canyon Lake, TX. After a thorough investigation by detectives, last week a District Court Judge of Comal County issued a warrant for Luna’s arrest.

Luna is currently being held in custody at the Hays County Jail awaiting extradition to Comal County to face pending charges.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “As fugitives try harder to run and hide from the law, our task force officers put their lives on the line and work even harder to apprehend these violent offenders before they can commit more crimes or potentially harm other victims.”

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
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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