U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Apprehends Violent Suspect Sought for Arson

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Austin, TX
– The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force apprehended a
suspect Tuesday afternoon who was wanted for an arson that occurred in
the 6300 block of Burns Street.

James Sailors, 35, of Austin, was wanted for
arson following an incident that occurred Jan. 4 and was filed in a
Municipal Court in Travis County. According to the affidavit, Sailors
allegedly fired multiple shots at a neighbor’s car with a rifle on Dec.
31. On Jan. 3, he allegedly threatened a victim that he placed a bomb in
the oven, followed by multiple threats to include death. On Jan 4,
Austin Fire responded to a vehicle fire and learned it was intentionally
set with the discovery of three incendiary devices following an arson
investigation.

The Austin Fire Department requested assistance
from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Sailors.
Members of the task force quickly conducted a fugitive investigation and
developed information that placed Sailors at a nearby hotel. While
surveilling the location, task force officers observed Sailors getting
into a stolen vehicle. He was later arrested in the 300 block of Allen
Street in East Austin, after he fled from the vehicle on foot and
attempted to hide at a nearby construction site where he was found
wearing a safety vest to disguise his appearance.

Sailors was transported by the Austin Police
Department to the Travis County Jail.

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task
Force in Austin –

Austin Police Department-Tactical Intelligence
Unit
Georgetown and Round Rock Police Department
Travis, Caldwell,
Hays, Williamson 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

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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