Skip to comments.Texas fugitive, murder suspect arrested in Mexico
Posted on 01/28/2008 8:46:55 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
SAN ANTONIO A murder suspect who bluffed his way out of a Texas jail in October has been returned to San Antonio after being arrested in central Mexico, the U.S. Marshals Service said Sunday. Mexican law enforcement officials captured David Sauceda, 28, on Saturday outside a house in the town of Tangancicuaro, about 200 miles northwest of Mexico City. Sauceda had been living there with his girlfriend and two children, officials said.
Mexico deported Sauceda on immigration violations without going through standard extradition procedures, authorities said.
"There wasn't an extradition issue at all," U.S. Marshal LaFayette Collins said in a story posted on the San Antonio Express-News Web site Sunday. "The Mexicans wanted to get rid of him."
Sauceda, alleged to be a member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, faces charges of murder, armed robbery and home invasion.
He and his brother, Jesse Sauceda, were charged with killing a San Antonio man in 2006. Six days later, David Sauceda allegedly broke into a 59-year-old woman's house, bound her with duct tape, and stole cash, jewelry and an ATM card. He was arrested in Corpus Christi.
Sauceda broke out of the Bexar County Jail on Oct. 28 by pretending to be his cellmate, reciting the cellmate's personal information. An unidentified person had posted bond for the cellmate.
County officials said the ruse apparently worked because of human error and a breakdown of communication among jail workers. Sauceda was loose for more than six hours before authorities realized he was gone.
Authorities said Sauceda will face additional charges stemming from his escape.
The U.S. Marshals Service in December named Sauceda one of its 15 most-wanted fugitives.
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Him a few million others.
Hopefully, they’ll want to get rid of the guy who killed the lady Marine also.