Officials apprehend man who fled trial

Pedro Quintero was charged with sexual assault of a 15-year-old

Published On: Dec 13 2012 03:45:57 PM CST
Pedro QUINTERO - Arrest Photo
AUSTIN, Texas -

Pedro Quintero, 22, of San Marcos was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Thursday morning in San Antonio.

Quintero fled from his jury trial in Caldwell County last week in Lockhart. The trial continued with his absence resulting in a guilty verdict and a 48-year state prison term.

Quintero was charged, along with three other defendants, for his role in a 2009 aggravated sexual assault of a 15-year-old female in rural Caldwell County.

Information developed by task force investigators determined Quintero fled to the San Antonio area and was staying with individuals.

Task force officers converged Thursday morning in the 400 block of Heimer Road in northern San Antonio and quickly apprehended Quintero.

Dan Law, Caldwell County Sheriff, commented, “This task force is the premier example of what can be done when federal, state and local law enforcement work together focusing our resources towards a common goal.”

Any further charges will be investigated by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and presented to the District Attorney’s Office. Quintero will be transferred to the custody of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.