05/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/02/2019 17:20
San Antonio, TX - Michael Johnson, an alleged robbery suspect, was arrested today by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) and the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) SWAT Team.
Johnson, 25, was wanted by the Plattsburgh Police Department (PPD) in New York after a warrant was issued for his arrest in December of last year. Johnson allegedly failed to appear in court on charges involving first degree robbery and illegal possession of a firearm. PPD detectives had reason to believe that Johnson fled to San Antonio and immediately contacted the LSFTF to assist in locating and apprehending him.
Through months of investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force and SAPD SWAT officers located Johnson at an apartment in the 11000 block of Perrin Beitel Road. Johnson was arrested without incident and is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff's Office awaiting extradition to Plattsburgh, New York.
'Hard work definitely pays off and in this case task force and SWAT officers joined together to get the job done,' said U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau. 'When officers can return home safely after a day of arresting some of the most dangerous fugitives, that's a good day.'
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:
New Braunfels Police Department
San Antonio Police Department
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Comal County Sheriff'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
Immigration & Customs Enforcement - Office of Detention & Removal
U.S. Marshals Service
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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