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For Immediate Release

October 21, 2009 Tom Smith, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
San Antonio (210) 472-6540
Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Arrests Fugitive Charged with
Federal Violations after Firearms Charges Leveled

LSRFTFSan Antonio, TX – The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) arrested Ruben Nuncio Jr. Tuesday evening on Federal Charges after developing information he may be hiding out at a motel in San Antonio.

On September 28, 2009, a federal arrest warrant was issued charging Ruben Nuncio Jr. with a violation of the conditions of Federal Supervised Release. Nuncio’s original federal conviction was for the offense of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Nuncio was sentenced in this case to 27 months in prison followed by a three year term of supervision. One stipulation of that supervision was that Nuncio not be arrested for any new offenses. But on September 1st, 2009, Nuncio was arrested by the San Antonio Police Department and again charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm after he was observed firing a shotgun in the air while standing in front of a crowded housing complex. This arrest resulted in the new federal warrant being issued.

When members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force began their search for Nuncio, they were advised by Nuncio’s close friends and family members that he had informed them all he was wanted and that he was going on the run. The first location the LSFTF members sought Nuncio at on September 30 was the home of his father. While in the residence LSFTF members located a large amount of suspected cocaine. (It was at this home the aforementioned incident with the shotgun had taken place.) .

In the search for Ruben Nuncio Jr, LSFTF members learned his brother Mark Nuncio was wanted on an outstanding State Parole Warrant. On Monday while looking for Ruben, Mark was arrested after he was found hiding at his mother’s residence in San Antonio.

On Tuesday evening the LSFTF developed information that placed Nuncio at a local area motel. LSFTF members quickly responded and Nuncio was arrested without incident. A small scale of the kind typically used in the distribution of narcotics was located inside the room where Nuncio was staying along with several more items of drug paraphernalia. LSFTF members are now attempting to identify anyone who may have assisted him during his flight and charges will likely be filed against those individuals.

The United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas LaFayette Collins said, “When we are looking for our target we will arrest anyone we discover with outstanding warrants and if we learn individuals aided in a fugitive’s flight or we find evidence of new crimes, we will make room for those persons also!”

Participating agencies in this arrest:

  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • United States Marshals Service

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