Austin, TX – David Rios-Rubio, 56, and Bulmaro Tellez-Escobedo, 38 both
of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico were arrested Tuesday night
without incident by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Rios-Rubio was
arrested at approximately 6:30 p.m., in the 2100 block of Coffee St.,
Georgetown, Texas and Tellez-Escobedo was arrested at approximately 8:00
p.m., in the 600 block of W. 10th St., also in Georgetown. Mexican
authorities formally sought both fugitives arrest pursuant to provisional
arrest warrants issued and unsealed by the United States District Courts in
the Western District of Texas in San Antonio last night.
Task Forces officers were working jointly with Mexican law enforcement
officials for the past year on both fugitives in an effort to identify
locations in Texas where both fugitives fled subsequent to their alleged
deadly conduct. Task force officers initiated surveillance earlier in the
day at both probable locations until task force officers were able to
confirm each fugitive’s identity. Officers swooped down on each fugitive
fearing the likely-hood that both subjects could be possibly armed.
According to each Mexican charging document, the First Judge for Criminal
Matters of the Judicial District of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato,
Mexico issued an arrest warrant on February 2, 2007 seeking the arrest of
David Rios-Rubio for Assault and Battery. Specifically, on June 25, 2006,
Rios-Rubio shot the victim in front of a local store, hid a weapon in his
waist and fled the scene in a truck.
In addition, the First Judge for Criminal Matters of the Judicial District
of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico issued an arrest warrant on
June 25, 2008 seeking the arrest of Bulmaro Tellez-Escobedo for Aggravated
Specifically, on March 4, 2008 in the town of Fajardo de Bocas, San Miguel
de Allende, Tellez- Escobedo hit the victim, Benito Tellez-Guillen in the
face with a machete, and then shot him twice killing him instantly.
Witnesses reported that both individuals, purported to be related to each
other, had encountered each other in town resulting in a confrontation.
Additionally, witnesses report Tellez-Escobedo fleeing the scene shortly
after the shots were fired and Tellez-Guillen lay mortally wounded.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force working with Mexican law enforcement since
September of 2007 determined that Rios-Rubio and Tellez-Escobedo had settled
in central Texas. Both fugitives were acquaintances from their respective
home towns. After their arrest, Rios-Rubio and Tellez-Escobedo were remanded
to the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending extradition
proceedings in the United States District Court.
Participating in Tuesday night’s arrest of both fugitives were the Austin
Police Department-Intelligence Unit, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office,
Williamson County Constable-Pct 1. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and
the U.S. Marshals Service
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas
states, “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is committed to working with our
international partners in an effort to remove fugitives from our community
and have them account to the Mexican judicial system for their actions.”
The United States Marshals are designated by the Department of Justice to
locate and apprehend fugitives wanted by foreign nations and believed to be
in the United States. The agency has the statutory responsibility to
extradite international and foreign fugitives after they are captured.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at