Fugitive Captured and Facing Felony Charges
San Marcos, Texas – Johnny Jo Luna, 35, was arrested today by the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Marcos, TX. An arrest warrant was issued for Luna pursuant to an investigation by the Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), on charges involving the attempt to commit capital murder, aggravated kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and felony criminal mischief.
On January 23, 2014, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Luna. Task force officers, through investigative efforts, determined that Luna was hiding out at an apartment in the 1500 block of South IH-35 in San Marcos, TX. Today, task force officers conducted a brief surveillance and approached the apartment. Task force officers entered the apartment, identified themselves, and made contact with Luna. Luna was then taken into custody without incident.
In October 2012, Luna was allegedly involved in violently and brutally assaulting a man in Canyon Lake, TX. After a thorough investigation by detectives, last week a District Court Judge of Comal County issued a warrant for Luna’s arrest.
Luna is currently being held in custody at the Hays County Jail awaiting extradition to Comal County to face pending charges.
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “As fugitives try harder to run and hide from the law, our task force officers put their lives on the line and work even harder to apprehend these violent offenders before they can commit more crimes or potentially harm other victims.”
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
Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
U.S. Marshals Service