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For Immediate Release

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September 18, 2013 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500
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Sex Offender Captured After A 2 Year Run

LSFTF LogoDenver, CO – David Martinez Maldonado, 54, was arrested Friday by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Location and Apprehension Group (FLAG) in Denver, CO. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), where it is alleged that Maldonado failed to comply with sex offender registration.

On April 17, 2013, the LSFTF was contacted by the DPS for assistance in the search for Maldonado. Task force officers initiated an investigation and discovered that Maldonado had previously fled from San Antonio, TX to Denver, CO. The LSFTF contacted the FLAG for assistance in locating and apprehending Maldonado. Friday evening, members of the FLAG determined through investigative efforts that Maldonado was hiding out at an apartment in the 2700 block of Champa Street. Task force officers entered the residence, identified themselves, made contact with Maldonado, and took him into custody without incident.

In 1979, Maldonado was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Prison for committing burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit sexual assault. In 1985, Maldonado was released from prison on parole, but violated the conditions of his parole and was sent back to prison. In 1994, Maldonado was released from prison on parole, but again violated the conditions of his parole and was sent back to prison. In 2004, Maldonado was released from prison on parole, but yet again violated the conditions of his parole in August of 2011. Maldonado allegedly violated the conditions of his parole by failing to register as a sex offender with authorities. A warrant was issued for his arrest in September of 2011. The Texas Department of Public Safety added Maldonado to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list early last week and a $3,000 cash reward was offered for information leading to his capture. Maldonado is currently being held in custody at the Denver County Jail awaiting extradition to Bexar County.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “Maldonado spent most of his adult life in and out of prison for committing crimes that harmed and tormented innocent victims. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Fugitive Location and Apprehension Group, we can rest a little easier knowing that he’s not out there potentially preying on his next victim.”

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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