Monday, April 26, 2010
Additional parole violators arrested during the Fugitive Unit’s operation include:
Larry Blankenship, 40, arrested April 19 in San Antonio
Andrew Dean Oliver, 27, arrested April 20 in San Antonio
Unregistered Sex Offenders
The Fugitive Unit also arrested 10 unregistered sex offenders as part of Operation Missing Predator, the attorney general’s ongoing statewide initiative to locate and arrest fugitives who fail to update or maintain sex offender registration.
Fugitive Unit investigators arrested Jesse Farias Perez, 46, on April 19 in San Antonio for failing to register as a sex offender. Perez also had an outstanding warrant for failing to pay child support. In 1996, Perez was sentenced to two years in prison for indecency with a child by contact. His victim was an 11-year-old female.
|Unregistered Sex Offenders|
Video of Pedro Cruz's arrest
Video of Carlos Vega's arrest
Unregistered sex offenders arrested in San Antonio by the Fugitive Unit include:
Bryant Williams, 51, arrested April 19
Jesus Carrion, 42, arrested April 19
Francisco Diaz Deleon, 31, arrested April 19
Pedro Cruz, 22, arrested April 20
Jesus Aguilar, 42, arrested April 21
Carlos Vega, 34, arrested April 21
Brian Marcus Palmer, 20, arrested April 23
Gregory Keith Chaney, 52, arrested April 25
Fugitive Unit investigators also arrested James Emil Alaniz, 33, in Pearsall for failing to register as a sex offender. In 2006, Alaniz was convicted in North Carolina of attempting to receive child pornography. He was sentenced to six months in prison.
The Fugitive Unit worked closely with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the San Antonio Police Department to secure warrants and make arrests.
Attorney General Abbott’s Fugitive Unit works with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and other law enforcement agencies to pinpoint and arrest fugitives with a history of sex crimes against children who have violated parole or sex offender registration requirements. Parole violations include failing to report to parole officers or being present in areas that might allow them access to young children. Since operations began in August 2003, the unit has arrested more than 1,000 fugitives.
To find out more about Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit the attorney general’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.