Criminal Justice News

Friday, October 24, 2014

Collaborative Efforts Result In Murder Suspect Arrest

Fugitive Facing 1st Degree Murder, Parole Violation, and Drug Possession Charges

San Antonio, TX – Alexander Ivan Martin, 23, was arrested today by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Homicide Unit, where it is alleged that Martin committed 1st degree murder and a violation of parole.

On October 21, 2014, LSFTF officers initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Martin. Subsequent to the investigation, task force officers along with assistance from officers assigned to the SAPD Repeat Offender Program (ROP) worked side by side in the search for Martin. After several hours of surveillance, Martin was observed sitting in a vehicle near a movie theatre located off Northwest Loop 410 and Evers Road, on the northwest side of San Antonio. LSFTF and ROP officers approached the vehicle, identified themselves, ordered Martin out of the vehicle, and took him into custody without incident. Martin was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and will face additional charges.

On October 11, 2014, Martin allegedly shot a man in the chest with a shotgun. Witnesses stated that police were contacted, but Martin fled the scene before police officers arrived. The victim in the shooting had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. On October 18, 2014, after an extensive investigation conducted by the SAPD Homicide Unit, a warrant was issued for Martin’s arrest.

Martin is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “When law enforcement officers work together to solve a case, positive results happen. The collaborative efforts by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and SAPD’s Repeat Offender Program showed proof of that today.”

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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