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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 31, 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
Collaborative Efforts Result In Arrest
Fugitive Captured & Facing Continuous Sexual Assault Charges

LSFTF LogoMcAllen, TX – Allen Moreno Lara, 33, was arrested yesterday by the United States Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force (GCVOTF) in McAllen, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Converse Police Department (CPD), where it is alleged that Lara committed continuous sexual assault of a child.

On January 9, 2014, members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) initiated an investigation in the search for Lara. Subsequent to the investigation, task force officers along with the assistance from CPD detectives discovered that Lara had previously fled from San Antonio, TX to McAllen, TX. Members of the LSFTF then contacted members of the GCVOTF in McAllen, TX for assistance in locating and apprehending Lara. Through investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force officers determined that Lara was in the vicinity of the La Plaza Mall, located in the 2200 block of South 10th Street in McAllen, TX. Yesterday, task force officers positively identified Lara, approached him, identified themselves, and took him into custody without incident.

In 2012 and 2013, Lara was allegedly involved in sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14 on multiple occasions. After an extensive investigation conducted by CPD detectives, a District Court Judge of Bexar County issued a warrant for Lara’s arrest on December 30, 2013.

Lara is currently being held in custody at the Hidalgo County Jail awaiting extradition to Bexar County.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “I am extremely proud of the collaborative efforts put forth by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, and the Converse Police Department. Due to the hard work of these officers, this sexual predator has been captured and can no longer victimize innocent children.

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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