News Banner

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2016

Matthew Goodwin, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Texas (214) 705-9850;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065

 U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests LAPD Fugitive
JETFT LogoTyler, TX – Efrain Serrano-Ramirez, 37, was arrested Monday in apartment V-7 at 5105 Old Bullard Road, Tyler, Texas by the U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force (JETFT). Serrano-Ramirez was considered armed and dangerous. He had warrants from the Los Angeles Police Department for murder relating to his involvement in a shooting that happened at a gas station in 2006.

The Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in Los Angeles believed that Serrano-Ramirez initially fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution after the 2006 shooting. The fugitive investigation established information that over the last ten years he has been in and out of the United States travelling to Mexico. Finally evidence was discovered that he could possibly be living in Texas under the alias of Jose Miguel Navarro.

Validating the information sent from Los Angeles, the JETFT conducted several interviews in East Texas gathering intelligence which led to the exact location of Serrano-Ramirez. He was arrested without incident. Serrano-Ramirez was transported to the Smith County Jail where he will be detained until he can be extradited back to California.

The local agencies working with the JETFT include the Tyler Police Department, Smith County Sheriff’s Department, TDC-OIG, DHS-ICE, and the United States Marshals Service.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency