Antonio, TX – Joseph Daniel Krueger, 36, was arrested last night by the
Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Blanco, Texas without incident. An arrest
warrant was sought by the Texas Department of Public Safety, where it is
alleged that Krueger violated the conditions of his state parole.
Yesterday afternoon, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was contacted by the
Texas Department of Public Safety for assistance in locating and
apprehending Krueger. Task force officers determined that Krueger was hiding
out at a residence in Blanco, Texas. After a brief search, task force
officers located Krueger hiding inside a vehicle outside of the residence.
Task force officers ordered Krueger out of the vehicle and immediately took
him into custody.
Krueger is currently being held at the Blanco County Jail without bond.
In 2006, Krueger was convicted and sentenced to 9 years in a Texas
Department of Corrections Prison for possession of heroin, but received
early parole. In October 2012, a warrant was issued for Krueger’s arrest for
allegedly violating the conditions of his state parole. It was alleged that
Krueger violated the conditions of his state parole by submitting a positive
urine specimen that tested for use of heroin. The Texas Department of Public
Safety added Krueger to the Texas 10 Most Wanted List yesterday and a
$10,000 cash reward was offered for information leading to his capture.
Krueger is a confirmed member of the Texas Mexican Mafia with an extensive
criminal history to include assault causing bodily injury, assault causing
bodily injury - family member, aggravated robbery, retaliation,
manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor
vehicle, possession of prohibited weapons, and evading arrest.
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas,
stated, “This arrest is an example of the importance and effectiveness of
The Texas 10 Most Wanted List. Simply put, it’s needed and it works.”
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:
- New Braunfels Police Department
- San Antonio Police Department
- San Antonio Independent School District
- Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
- Comal County Sheriff’s Office
- Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
- Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
- Texas Office of The Attorney General
- Texas Department of Public Safety
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice -
Office of the Inspector General
- U.S. Marshals Service
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