Man suspected of aggravated kidnapping arrested in Austin, US Marshals say

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man accused of committing aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping in Central Texas was arrested this week, the U.S. Marshals said in a news release on Wednesday.

In a Jan. 9 incident, Policarpio Galvan-Garcia, aka Antonio Rivera-Lopez, 43, was involved in a shots fired call in the 10300 block of Golden Meadow Drive, which is located in north Austin. The Austin Police Department was called to investigate and found “several spent shell casings, a fired round in the front door of a residence, and a ring doorbell that had been shot,” the release said.

Policarpio Galvan-Garcia, 43 | Courtesy Austin Police Department
Policarpio Galvan-Garcia, 43 | Courtesy Austin Police Department

Then, on Jan. 12, APD was told by the Round Rock Police Department that Galvan-Garcia was suspected of an aggravated kidnapping on Jan. 8, after officials said two women were taken at gunpoint from a business parking lot.

Once APD obtained a warrant for Galvan-Garcia’s arrest, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was requested to find and arrest him on Jan. 13, the release said.

Galvan-Garcia and three other men were found in a vehicle in Georgetown at the intersection of Rocking Chair Drive and Little Snake Way, according to officials. Two of the men were arrested for aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, as well as engaging in organized crime, the release said. The third man was a victim who was kidnapped, and officials said he was safe and treated on the scene for minor injuries.

The U.S. Marshal’s Office did not identify the two additional men arrested.

Galvan-Garcia was taken to the Travis County Jail, where he was booked on $150,000 bond for each charge of aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity, according to online court records. Additionally, officials found he was an undocumented immigrant with a prior deportation from the United States in 2016, the release said.

KXAN reached out to Galvan-Garcia’s attorney. We will update this story if a statement is received.

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