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For Immediate Release

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May 02, 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
Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended
Suspect Facing 1st Degree Robbery and Weapon Charges

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX - Michael Johnson, an alleged robbery suspect, was arrested today by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) and the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) SWAT Team.

Johnson, 25, was wanted by the Plattsburgh Police Department (PPD) in New York after a warrant was issued for his arrest in December of last year. Johnson allegedly failed to appear in court on charges involving first degree robbery and illegal possession of a firearm. PPD detectives had reason to believe that Johnson fled to San Antonio and immediately contacted the LSFTF to assist in locating and apprehending him.

Through months of investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force and SAPD SWAT officers located Johnson at an apartment in the 11000 block of Perrin Beitel Road. Johnson was arrested without incident and is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office awaiting extradition to Plattsburgh, New York.

“Hard work definitely pays off and in this case task force and SWAT officers joined together to get the job done,” said U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau. “When officers can return home safely after a day of arresting some of the most dangerous fugitives, that’s a good day.”

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

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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