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For Immediate Release

November 30, 2011 Deputy Eric G. De Los Santos, Western District of Texas - San Antonio (210) 472-6540
Fugitive Sex Offender Caught

SERFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Anthony Allen Ruston, of St. Paul, Minnesota was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force today just outside San Antonio. Ruston was wanted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department.

This Failure to Register charge stems from two previous convictions for Sex Crimes involving females under the age of 13. This is the third time Ruston has failed to register. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force received information from the Marshals Task Force in Minnesota that Ruston would be traveling to the San Antonio area. After coordinating with the Marshals Task Force in Minnesota, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force members were able to determine a location off I-35 and Fisher Road and positively identify a truck that Ruston was said to be driving.

Task Force Deputies moved in and arrested Ruston without incident. The U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas Robert Almonte said “The Marshals Service and our partners in state and local law enforcement are committed to expending all resources when it comes to locating and arresting child sex offenders. Keeping our children safe will remain a top priority”.

Agencies participating in the arrest –

  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • Texas Attorney General’s Office
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice – OIG
  • U.S. Marshals Service.

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