Monday, January 28, 2008

Tracking 'em down

They got their man.

Bexar jail escapee captured
Moises Mendoza: Express-News

David Sauceda, the Mexican Mafia gang member and murder suspect who escaped from Bexar County Jail in October, was back behind bars Sunday after he was apprehended by Mexican law enforcement officials, authorities said.

Sauceda, 28, was captured outside a house in Tangancicuaro, a remote city of about 30,000 in central Mexico, where he was living with his girlfriend and two children, who allegedly fled to Mexico with him, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service, which held a joint news conference Sunday.

Sauceda tried to run but was quickly taken into custody by Mexican immigration officials and state police, who have been working with U.S. authorities, officials said.
"This shows exactly what can be done when there's cooperation between law enforcement agencies," Bexar County Sheriff Rolando Tafolla said.

Sauceda walked out the front door of Bexar County Jail on Oct. 28, in part by duping detention officers. He handed them the card of his cellmate, whose personal information he'd memorized, and bypassed the fingerprinting system.