Date Arrested: 08/25/2005
County Arrested: El Paso
Other Information: On Aug. 25, 2005, the Fugitive Unit received information that Benjamin Silva was living at a residence in El Paso. Attorney general personnel in El Paso went to the address and obtained a possible work phone number for Silva. Investigators later obtained a work address for Silva and information regarding his whereabouts from the employer. Using that information, investigators located Silva and arrested him in El Paso. In 1983 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Silva was sentenced to 5 years hard labor for committing a lewd and lascivious act on a 16-year-old girl. The sentence was reduced to a dishonorable discharge from the Air Force. On Nov. 10, 2003, Silva was sentenced in El Paso County to 3 years in prison for driving while intoxicated. He was released from state prison in early 2005. On Aug. 23, 2005, an arrest warrant was issued for Silva for a parole violation.
Information current as of 2012-12-04 15:05:57