Antonio, TX – Derrick Williams, 19, was arrested today by the United States
Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in Live Oak, TX. An
arrest warrant was issued for Williams pursuant to an investigation by the
Austin Police Department (APD), where it is alleged that Williams committed
aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
On July 28, 2013, the LSFTF was contacted by the APD for assistance in locating
and apprehending Williams. Task force officers initiated an investigation and
discovered that Williams owned and operated a 2002 Buick LeSabre. Task force
officers generated a “Be On The Lookout” (BOLO) bulletin, requesting assistance
in locating the vehicle. This morning, a police officer from the Live Oak Police
Department (LOPD) located the vehicle in the parking lot of a Great Value Inn.
Task force officers were contacted and determined that Williams was hiding out
in a rented room. Task officers entered the room, identified themselves, and
arrested Williams without incident.
Williams is currently being held at the Bexar County Jail on a $50,000 bond,
awaiting extradition back to Austin, TX.
On July 26, 2013, the APD began investigating a series of armed robberies that
occurred late that night into the early morning hours. Three armed men in their
late teens or early twenties robbed people at eight locations across the city of
Austin, TX. At least two of the suspects were armed with semiautomatic pistols.
Williams is one of the suspects allegedly involved in the robberies.
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas,
stated, “A special thanks goes to the officer from the Live Oak Police
Department who was a key asset in making this arrest possible. Officers do more
than just drive their patrol cars for eight to ten hours a day waiting for their
shift to end – they protect, they serve, and they keep our streets safe.”
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:
- New Braunfels Police Department
- San Antonio Police Department
- San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
- 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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