More than 200 nabbed in multi-agency operation targeting violent offenders
More than 200 alleged criminals are off the streets after a 90-day multi-agency operation that targeted violence on the East Side.
According to authorities, Operation Triple Beam resulted in 215 arrests -- including 40 federal fugitives -- 70 firearms seized, over $176,000 in marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin and over $233,000 in currency seized.
KSAT 12 was the only TV station to ride along with authorities, capturing the moment U.S. Marshals made the arrests.
In addition to arrests, the taskforce conducted 51 sex offender compliance checks.
The operation was comprised of the San Antonio Police Department Street Crimes Unit along with the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
"Operation Triple Beam is an initiative developed to reduce violent gang crime by targeting and arresting violent fugitives and criminal offenders who committed high-profile crimes such as homicide, felony assault and sexual assault, illegal possession of firearms, illegal drug distribution, robbery and arson," the U.S. Marshals Service said in a release.
Authorities released the following list of arrests, some arrests including summaries of charges:
Danthony Dixon, 22: Dixon was wanted on a felony warrant involving possession of marijuana. He was arrested at his home. Officers served a search warrant at Dixon's home and found over 9,000 grams of marijuana, over $11,000 in cash and two guns. Dixon was charged with possession of marijuana. Dixon was later identified as a documented member of the Blood street gang.
Jeremy Burks, 29, and Michael Davis, 35: Both were arrested after officers seized 23 grams of marijuana, 52 grams of synthetic marijuana, 3 grams of cocaine, 1 gram of methamphetamine and 4 weapons from a home. Burks and Davis were arrested and charged on allegations involving possession of illegal drugs and felon in possession of a firearm. Burks and Davis were later identified as documented members of the Blood street gang.
Ronald Robinson, 17: Robinson on a felony warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Robinson was allegedly involved in a shooting that caused injury to a 3-year-old and a 7-year-old child. Officers obtained a search warrant for Robinson’s residence and seized two guns. Robinson was later identified as a documented member of the “Crockett Block” street gang. Robinson was also identified as a person of interest in several other shootings in San Antonio.
Tasha Bailey, 30, arson.
Vincent Hinojosa, 44, possession of marijuana and unlawful carry of a weapon.
Bryan Jenkins, 27, possession of controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm.
Nathan Knowles, 34, homicide.
James Mayfield, 33, unlawful carry of a weapon.
Davoen Mathis, 25, possession of controlled substance.
Raymond McKinney, 36, felon in possession of firearm.
Chris Slack, 33, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Miles Staggs, 30, possession with Intent to deliver methamphetamine.
Darlene Vasquez, 32, 5 felony warrants including possession of a controlled substance.
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