From the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:
AUSTIN, Texas – Hector Garcia, 49, of Austin was arrested yesterday evening by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force without incident in the 1400 block of Meander in Austin. Garcia was sought by the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office pursuant to an arrest warrant issued from the Victoria County District Court charging Garcia with Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear.
Garcia was previously indicted in 2014 with negligent homicide where the victim, Natalie Luna, 22, mother of two (2) at the time of her death, was hit by a vehicle allegedly driven by Garcia. Luna subsequently died as a result of her injuries. Garcia was acquitted in 2015 of criminally negligent homicide in 2015.
The 13th Court of Appeals in 2016 reversed certain appellate claims resulting in a new indictment handed down Garcia scheduled for a trial. Garcia failed to appear for court hearings resulting in his arrest warrants being issued.
Garcia will be remanded to the custody of the Travis County Sheriff pending his extradition to Victoria County, Texas.
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –
Austin Police Department-Tactical Intelligence Unit
Buda, Cedar Park, Kyle, San Marcos Police Department
Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
Texas Attorney General’s Office
Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
Texas Department of Public Safety
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
U.S. DHS/Homeland Security Investigations
U.S. Marshals Service