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TX AG Law Enforcement Units Stop Sewer Rats, Violent Offenders

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TX AG Law Enforcement Units Stop Sewer Rats, Violent Offenders

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

The Child Exploitation Unit made one noteworthy arrest last week.

In Bexar County, Brandon Garza, 22, of San Antonio, was arrested for two counts of Promotion of Child Pornography and one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child on May 12.  This case was received as a NCMEC CyberTipline report involving the upload of child pornography to an online account, with a possible live victim.  During an interview, Garza confessed to owning the online account, producing child pornography with a 9-year-old female child victim, and sending images of child pornography. Investigators seized multiple devices to be examined by the Digital Forensics Unit.  Garza was transported to the Bexar County Jail.

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week.

In Bexar County, Gonzalo Gonzales was arrested in San Antonio on May 7.  Gonzales had an outstanding warrant for Sexual Assault/Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child issued by the Frio County Sheriff’s Office, as well as a warrant for Sexual Assault/Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under 14 by the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office.

In Bexar County, Darren Paul Doze was arrested in San Antonio on May 7.  Doze had an outstanding warrant for Homicide issued by the Leon Valley Police Department.  This arrest was made while working with the United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force out of San Antonio.

In Galveston County, James Nolans Logan was arrested in Galveston on May 12.  Logan had an outstanding warrant for Murder issued by the Los Angeles Police Department in California.  This arrest was made while working with the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force.

In Travis County, Victor Roman Cardenas was arrested in Austin on May 13.  Cardenas had outstanding warrants for two Counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child by the Austin Police Department.  This arrest was made while working with the United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force out of Austin.

TX AG Tells Violent Criminals, Gang Members “We Are Coming For You”

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The Texas Attorney General said “My message to these vicious perpetrators is we are coming for you…”

Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrests 13
in Violent Parole Violator Round Up

AUSTIN, TX  –  The Fugitive Apprehension Unit conducted an operation focused on apprehending and arresting Parole Violators with violent felony convictions and gang affiliations from May 3 to May 7 in Nueces County.

During this operation, 13 suspects were arrested.  These suspects were on parole for offenses such as Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Assault Family Violence and various other felonies.

My message to these vicious perpetrators is we are coming for you.  Violent criminals and gang members have no place in the great state of Texas,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “I am extremely proud of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit’s oversight and commitment to tracking down these suspects and putting them back where they belong – jail.”

The Nueces County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division and the Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Unit assisted with some of the arrests.  The Austin Fugitive Unit is currently following leads on other suspects who have absconded from Nueces County to other areas of the State.

The following suspects were arrested during the operation:

  • Jacob Cory Robertson, Corpus Christi, Parole Violation for Assault Family Violence conviction on 5-3-21
  • John Arnold Castillo, Corpus Christi, Parole Violation for Aggravated Assault conviction on 5-3-21
  • Joann Noyola, Corpus Christi, Parole Violation for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon conviction on 5-3-21
  • Kimberly Kay Balboa, Corpus Christi, Parole Violation for Aggravated Assault, Intoxication Assault, Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle and Assault of a Public Servant convictions on 5-3-21
  • Robert Tumlinson, Corpus Christi, Parole Violation for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon conviction on 5-4-21
  • Rene Thomas Uresti, Corpus Christi, Parole Violator for Assault Family Violence conviction on 5-4-21
  • John George Kraft, Corpus Christi, Parole Violator for Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon conviction on 5-4-21
  • Broderick Alvin Smith, Corpus Christi, Parole Violation for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Assault Family Violence, Tamper with Evidence convictions on 5-4-21
  • Armando Junior Mendez, Beeville, Parole Violation for Injury to Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intent Bodily Injury conviction on 5-5-21
  • Randy Morales, Corpus Christi, Parole Violation for Assault Bodily Injury Family/Household Member 2+ Within 12 Months conviction on 5-5-21
  • Sammy Lopez, Corpus Christi, Parole Violation for Aggravated Assault Conviction on 5-5-21
  • James Michael Garza, Corpus Christi, Nueces County Warrants for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child – Victim Under 14 on 5-6-21
  • Joseph Leon Sharpe II, Corpus Christi, Parole Violation for Aggravated Assault conviction on 5-6-21

TX Attorney General’s Units Keeping Texas Safe

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AUSTIN, TX  –  The Texas Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week.

  • In Travis County, while working with the United States Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Christopher Michael Garcia in Austin on February 23.  Garcia had an outstanding warrant for murder issued by the Austin Police Department.
  • In Ellis County, Brandon Douglas Wilder was arrested in Midlothian on February 23.  Wilder had an outstanding warrant for Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact issued by the Midlothian Police Department.
  • In Smith County, while working with the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Jordan Syncere Hankins in Tyler on February 23.  Hankins had an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Robbery issued by the Tyler Police Department.

The Texas Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Unit made one arrest in relation to sexual assault of a child.

  • In San Patricio County, Gabriel Gonzales, 56, of Mathis was arrested on a sexual assault of a child warrant.  This case was received as a tip from the Polaris National Hotline, as well as a request for assistance by the Mathis Police Department.  During the investigation, it was determined that in 2020, Gonzales sexually assaulted a child in Mathis.  Gonzales was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the San Patricio County Jail with a $40,000 bond.

TX AG FAU Crosses Milestone

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As of today, these courageous Law Enforcement Officers have successfully arrested 12,000 fugitives.

AG Paxton’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit Reaches Milestone with
12,000 Total Arrests

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the Fugitive Apprehension Unit of his office for reaching a significant milestone since its inception in 2003.

The unit achieved its 12,000 arrest with the capture of Robert Chapa for violating his parole after being convicted for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit also made six other noteworthy arrests:

  • Christopher Lucio for violating parole after being convicted for aggravated robbery.
  • Steven Parcell Balthaser for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
  • Clarence Martin Johnson for violating probation after being convicted for indecency with a child by sexual contact.
  • Jordan Xavier Bennett for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
  • Corbey Glenn Grace for violating parole after being convicted for homicide.
  • Adesanya Prince for possession with intent to promote child pornography.

“I am proud of the bravery and valor demonstrated by our Fugitive Apprehension Unit every day while they keep Texas strong, safe, and just,” said Attorney General Paxton.  “As of today, these courageous law enforcement officers have successfully arrested 12,000 fugitives.  Our officers provide invaluable security for Texans, and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication.”

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit includes investigators, criminal analysts, administrative assistants, and a command staff who operate in regional offices in Austin, Houston, and Arlington.

The unit’s mission is to locate and arrest violent fugitives, convicted child sex offenders who violate conditions of their parole, and to arrest sex offenders who fail to comply with the state’s mandated sex offender registration requirements.

It also assists in locating missing and endangered runaway children reported by local law enforcement agencies to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children®.

To learn more about the Criminal Investigations Division and its efforts to keep Texans safe, visit the Attorney General’s website.

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