Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Task Force Officers Apprehend Violent Offender

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

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