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For Immediate Release

November 05, 2012 DUSM Juan Lara, Southern District of Texas (956) 618-8025
Murder Suspect Captured in Hidalgo County, TX

McAllen, TX – Deputy U.S. Marshals and Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the United States Marshals Service-multi agency led Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF), arrested a man wanted for Murder on November 5, 2012.

Reymundo Sanchez, 35, was wanted by the Hidalgo County Justice Court in Hidalgo County, Texas, for the offense of Murder that occurred on March 23, 2012. It is alleged that Sanchez and two other individuals were attempting to steal diesel fuel from a fuel site near FM 2058 in Penitas, Texas, when a fuel tank exploded as Sanchez removed the valve. The flames consumed the tank causing one of the individuals to engulf in fire. Sanchez and the second individual fled the area as the fire grew larger, leaving the third individual behind to burn. After the explosion, Sanchez fled to Mexico to receive treatment for the burn injuries he sustained at the time of the theft.

Texas Law considers this offense as Murder, a 1st degree felony, if a person places another individual in danger or causes death while committing an offense and flees to avoid apprehension from law enforcement. A warrant was issued against Sanchez charging him with Murder.

On November 5, 2012, U.S. Marshals Service Investigators and Hidalgo County Task Force Officers developed information that Sanchez was staying in a rural area in Hidalgo County, Texas. During surveillance, members of the GCVOFTF positively identified and observed Sanchez enter a house in Hidalgo County near Edinburg, Texas. Members of the GCVOFTF approached Sanchez, and placed him under arrest. Sanchez was taken to the Hidalgo County Jail pending the outcome of his case. Sanchez is also facing another felony charge for Tampering with Oil and Gas Wells and Associated Equipment.

The GCVOFTF is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Starr County Sheriff’s Office, McAllen P.D., Mission P.D. San Juan P.D., Weslaco P.D., TDCJ Office of Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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