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For Immediate Release

January 25, 2019

Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Affairs Officer (PAO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Married Couple on the Run Captured
Suspects Facing Felony Charges

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX - Husband and wife, Keith and Ruth Marie Barta, were arrested this afternoon by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force on the northwest side of San Antonio.

Keith Barta, 25, and Ruth Barta, 26, were under investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office on charges involving forced entry-burglary of a habitation and larceny. Both were believed to be on the run together. After an extensive investigation, task force officers located the married couple at a motel in the 6800 block of NW Loop 410. They were found in possession of stolen vehicle and arrested without incident. Both are currently in custody at the Bexar County Jail.

“It’s not often that a married couple gets arrested together for breaking the law,” said U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau. “But when the law is broken arrests have to be made.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • New Braunfels Police Department
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’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
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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