AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. 

In Galveston County, Todd Francis Swartz was arrested in Galveston on March 19. Swartz had an outstanding warrant for Continued Sexual Abuse of a Child, issued by the Galveston County Justice of the Peace (Precinct 2). Swartz attempted to flee the state to avoid prosecution at the time of his arrest. The Unit made the arrest while working with the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force.

In Smith County, Tomas DeJesus Cardona was arrested in Flint on March 23. Cardona had an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Kidnapping Bodily Injury/Sexual Assault issued by the Longview Police Department. The Unit made this arrest while working with the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force, Texas Anti-Gang personnel, Smith County Sheriff’s Office K-9-Unit, and the Longview Police Department Narcotics Unit.

In Bell County, Marcus Lynell Earls was arrested in Temple on March 24. Earls had outstanding warrants for six counts of Indecency with Child Sexual Contact and one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault issued by the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office. This case originated in Houston and investigative leads traced Earls to the Central Texas area. The Austin Fugitive Unit followed up on the request for assistance, which led law enforcement to several counties, including Williamson and Bell. After a collaborative effort by both Units, Earls was arrested without incident.

In Bexar County, Charly Angel Carillo-Torres was arrested in Live Oak on March 24. Carillo-Torres had outstanding warrants issued by the Brownsville Police Department for Capital Murder, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, and Burglary of Habitation with Intent to Commit Other Felony. The Unit made this arrest while working with the United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio.

In Denton County, Luis Juarez, an illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested in Flower Mound on March 24. Juarez had an outstanding warrant for two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child issued by the Little Elm Police Department. The Unit coordinated with the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) to place an immigration detainer on the suspect based on the violent charges and suspect history within the states. ICE will file the immigration detainer for deportation.