Austin, TX – Members of the U.S. Marshals-led Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Sunday afternoon arrested a man sought on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct stemming from an incident Jan. 9.
Policarpio Galvan-Garcia, aka Antonio Rivera-Lopez, 43, an undocumented immigrant, was a suspect in the incident in the 10300 block of Golden Meadow Drive in Austin, where authorities were dispatched to a shots fired call for service.
The Austin Police Department arrived on scene and observed several spent shell casings, a fired round in the front door of a residence, and a ring doorbell that had been shot. The Austin Police Aggravated Assault Unit was called to the scene to further the investigation. On Jan. 12, the Austin Police Department learned from the Round Rock Police Department that Galvan-Garcia was a suspect of orchestrating an aggravated kidnapping Jan. 8, in which two women were taken at gun point from a local business parking lot.
Austin police obtained a warrant for Galvan-Garcia’s arrest Jan. 13 and requested assistance from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend him. Members of the task force immediately initiated a fugitive investigation on his whereabouts.
On Jan. 14, members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in the Austin Division located and surrounded Galvan-Garcia and multiple occupants in a vehicle at the intersection of Rocking Chair Drive and Little Snake Way in Georgetown and arrested him without incident.
The vehicle was occupied by three additional males, two of whom were placed under arrest pending local investigations for aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping and engaging in organized crime. The third occupant was a victim who had been kidnapped. He was safely recovered and treated on-scene for a minor injury to his forehead.
Galvan-Garcia was transported and booked into the Travis County Jail where he was later identified as Policarpio Galvan-Garcia.
According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Galvan-Garcia is an undocumented immigrant with a prior deportation from the U.S. in 2016.
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin:
- Austin Police Department-Tactical Intelligence Unit
- Georgetown, Round Rock, and San Marcos Police Department
- Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
- Texas Attorney General’s Office
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
- Texas Department of Public Safety
- U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
- U.S. DHS/Homeland Security Investigations