Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The long arm of the law

Sometimes you gotta take the extra steps and get them where they hide.

Mexico turns over suspect to U.S.

Kerrville police are applauding the efforts of U.S. Marshals and the Mexican government in apprehending a suspected sex offender who fled across the border last July to avoid prosecution in the Hill Country.

Officials said Adrian J. Guia Jr., 21, was arrested last week after being expelled from Mexico and is being held in the Val Verde County Jail pending extradition to Kerr County, where he faces a charge of sexual assault of a child based on a complaint by a 14-year-old female acquaintance.

“We are extremely pleased that the United States Marshals have been able to work with the Mexican government to apprehend this subject. We appreciate the diligent work by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force,” Kerrville Police Sgt. Drew Hufstedler said in a statement issued Monday.