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For Immediate Release

July 06, 2009 Tom Smith, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
San Antonio (210) 472-6540
Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Arrests Fugitive Charged With Double Homicide

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) announces the arrest of Jacob Keller by Law Enforcement counterparts in Piedras Negas, Coahuila, Mexico. Information was developed by the Task Force that Keller was located just across the border in Piedras Negras.

Jacob Keller was charged in San Antonio, Texas on May 1, 2009 with Capital Murder. Keller is accused of fatally shooting two individuals at a Southside Gentlemen’s Club. This altercation stemmed from an earlier fight at a different club. Additional warrants unrelated to this investigation for Criminal Mischief, Evading Arrest, Assault and Resisting Arrest were issued. The Task Force’s investigation revealed Keller immediately fled to Piedras Negras. Members of the Task Force’s San Antonio and Del Rio division worked closely with Coahuila State Law Enforcement assigned to the City of Piedras Negras which led to Keller being arrested. On Sunday July 5, 2009 at approximately 10:30 pm, an individual matching the description of Keller was observed entering a taxi cab in front on a residence under surveillance by the State Police. Officers followed the taxi cab until it stopped for gas and safely took Keller into custody. Keller was released to Mexican Immigration who determined Keller had violated the immigration laws of the Republic of Mexico and deported him thru the Eagle Pass, Texas port of entry. Members of the Del Rio Division Task Force was there to arrest Keller upon him re-entering the U.S. Keller is at the Maverick County Jail waiting to be transported back to San Antonio.

The United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas LaFayette Collins said, “Members of the Task Force have worked tirelessly to develop this kind of relationship with our counterparts to bring these fugitives to justice.”

Participating agencies in this arrest:
  • Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
  • Bexar County Sheriffs Office
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • United States Marshals Service