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For Immediate Release

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July 21, 2011 Eastern District of California
Deputy U.S. Marshal Jason Ferrell

(559) 487-5559

U.S. Marshals Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF) arrests Bisente Garcia

Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF)San Jose – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera, of the Eastern District of California, announced today that the U.S. Marshals Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF) arrested Bisente Garcia.  This fugitive was wanted by Madera Police Department for Attempted Homicide, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for violating his conditions of parole.   

On May 8, 2011, the victim in this case was standing at the corner of 4th and Lake St in Madera, CA when a female approached him asking to borrow a pen.  As the victim spoke with the female, it is alleged that Garcia approached the two driving a blue Dodge Durango; he then exited the vehicle and began shouting obscenities.  Witnesses reported that Garcia then stabbed the victim in the chest.  After the incident both Garcia and the female drove away in the Durango. 

On July 18, 2011, California State Parole Agents, members of the CVJFTF, received information that Garcia may have relocated to the city of San Jose, CA.  The task force officers were briefed about this new information, and traveled from Fresno to San Jose in an effort to locate and arrest this fugitive.  The task force received assistance from Deputy U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of California.  After further investigation, deputies learned about a possible location that subject may have frequented.  While conducting surveillance, a task force officer observed a group of males just outside of the residence in an underground garage.  One of the males matched the fugitive’s description, so the team decided to approach the group to conduct interviews.  As the team moved in, they immediately identified one of the subject’s as Garcia and placed him under arrest.  A search uncovered a knife in the subject’s pants pocket. 

Garcia was transported to Madera Police Department where he was booked on outstanding charges.                       

The Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force is a U.S. Marshals-sponsored partnership comprised of investigators from federal, state, and local agencies.  The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug crimes, sex offenders, and other felonies.  More fugitives are arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service than all other federal agencies combined. In 2010 investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals Service resulted in the apprehension of over 36, 000 federal fugitives and more than 81,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.