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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Texas Fugitive Caught Overseas



Suspect Facing Sex Trafficking Charges

San Antonio, TX - Issac Williams, 30, was arrested Friday by the United States Marshals Service (USMS) in Miami, FL. Arrest warrants were issued pursuant to an investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), where it is alleged that Williams failed to appear in court and violated the conditions of his bond on pending charges involving trafficking persons under the age of 18.

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) were contacted by DPS investigators for assistance in locating and apprehending Williams. Task force officers initiated an investigation and determined that Williams had previously fled to the Dominican Republic (DR). Task force officers coordinated with the USMS in Santo Domingo, DR and their Dominican law enforcement counterparts. Law enforcement authorities were able to locate and detain Williams in Cabarete, Puerto Plata, DR. Williams, a United States citizen, was presented before an immigration judge and determined to have no legal status to remain in the country. Williams was expelled from the Dominican Republic and formally arrested by the USMS in Miami, FL.

Williams is currently being held in custody without bond while awaiting extradition to Texas.

In August 2014, Williams was arrested in San Antonio on allegations of trafficking persons under the age of 18 for financial gain. He was subsequently released on bond and ordered to appear at all court proceedings. Williams allegedly failed to appear in court and violated the conditions of his bond when he absconded from supervision and fled the United States to avoid prosecution.

David Sligh, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “This is a perfect example of local, state, federal, and international law enforcement officers working together to ensure that justice is served. Williams tried to run, but with dedicated and hardworking police officers all over the world, he had nowhere to go.”

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

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