DALLAS, Texas — A man on the run for more than six years on a murder charge out of California was captured at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport attempting to board a flight to Mexico.
On Thursday, April 2, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport identified 31-year-old Bartolo Cruz Dionicio as a wanted fugitive out of Gilroy, California, on 2013 charges for homicide and attempted murder.
Six CBP officers were dispatched to Dionicio's gate where he was positively identified and arrested without further incident.
The Gilroy Police Department confirmed the warrants and Dionicio was turned over to the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport's Department of Public Safety to await extradition to California.
“As a law enforcement agency, our officers take every opportunity to provide support to our partners seeking assistance, especially in a homicide matter,” stated Dallas CBP Port Director Timothy Lemaux. “In this instance, we were able to apprehend a wanted fugitive who evaded law enforcement for more than six years.”