Attempted murder suspect arrested
Lone Star Fugitive Task Force tracks fugitive across state
Carlos Macias, 41, of El Paso, was arrested Tuesday by members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Boerne, Texas without incident. Macias was sought by the El Paso Police Department for his alleged involvement in the attempted murder of his ex-wife.
In September 2012, the El Paso Police Department initiated an investigation into the attempted murder of a woman in Central El Paso. During the course of the investigation, Macias was identified as the attacker and multiple warrants were subsequently sought for his arrest. It is alleged that Macias and another man entered the apartment of his ex-wife and began to strangle her while she was asleep.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, initiated an investigation and determined that Macias had fled from El Paso to San Antonio. The task force determined that Macias was residing in the 900 block of Kendalia in San Antonio, Texas with a friend. Additional information received indicated Macias was currently working construction in Boerne, Texas. The task force shifted their focus to Boerne, Texas where they were able to locate and apprehend Macias while working.
Macias will remain in detention in Kendal County, Texas pending his extradition to El Paso.
Robert Almonte, the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states “The victim has been living in fear for over a year now not knowing if Mr. Macias would strike again. I hope the arrest of Mr. Macias brings some closure to the victim in this case.”