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For Immediate Release

Contact:
July 31, 2013 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 271-2507
Armed Robber Rips Off No More
Fugitive Arrested & Facing Aggravated Robbery Charges

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Derrick Williams, 19, was arrested today by the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in Live Oak, TX. An arrest warrant was issued for Williams pursuant to an investigation by the Austin Police Department (APD), where it is alleged that Williams committed aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

On July 28, 2013, the LSFTF was contacted by the APD for assistance in locating and apprehending Williams. Task force officers initiated an investigation and discovered that Williams owned and operated a 2002 Buick LeSabre. Task force officers generated a “Be On The Lookout” (BOLO) bulletin, requesting assistance in locating the vehicle. This morning, a police officer from the Live Oak Police Department (LOPD) located the vehicle in the parking lot of a Great Value Inn. Task force officers were contacted and determined that Williams was hiding out in a rented room. Task officers entered the room, identified themselves, and arrested Williams without incident.

Williams is currently being held at the Bexar County Jail on a $50,000 bond, awaiting extradition back to Austin, TX.

On July 26, 2013, the APD began investigating a series of armed robberies that occurred late that night into the early morning hours. Three armed men in their late teens or early twenties robbed people at eight locations across the city of Austin, TX. At least two of the suspects were armed with semiautomatic pistols. Williams is one of the suspects allegedly involved in the robberies.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “A special thanks goes to the officer from the Live Oak Police Department who was a key asset in making this arrest possible. Officers do more than just drive their patrol cars for eight to ten hours a day waiting for their shift to end – they protect, they serve, and they keep our streets safe.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • New Braunfels Police Department
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’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
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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