Fugitive wanted for attacking girlfriend arrested

Javier Hernandez-Presa was taken into custody Friday morning. (Photo courtesy: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force)

UPDATE: Officials with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force says Hernandez has been arrested. Further details were not immediately available.


Tonight, a felon who has previously been deported is wanted for attacking his girlfriend. U.S. Marshals say Javier Hernandez-Presa is considered dangerous and a flight risk.

Hernandez-Presa has a criminal history dating back to 2008. He was deported to Mexico in 2014.

“He's committed things like assault on a public servant on two occasions where he has evaded law enforcement, he's got burglary,” said U.S. Deputy Marshal Brandon Filla.

Filla said his most recent crime is strangulation. An arrest warrant says in November 2015, Hernandez-Presa attacked his girlfriend and mother of his 1-year-old child.

He accused the victim of cheating. “He takes his arm around her neck -- she was in fear for her life,” Filla said. “She thinks she passed out for a few seconds,”

Although he is in the country illegally, U.S. Marshals believe he is hiding in south or southeast Austin.

“He's got a tattoo on his chin, very visible, tattoo on his neck, as well as the upper portion of his left and right arm,” said Filla.

Hernandez-Presa is 5’10” tall and weighs about 145 pounds.

If you have any information on his whereabouts call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.