|For Immediate Release||Contact:|
|September 13, 2011||SDUSM Hector Gomez, Western District of Texas |
|Alabama Fugitive Sex Offender Arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force |
Registered Sex Offender Fails to Appear on Pending Sex Abuse Charge
| Austin, TX – Andre Carrdale Underwood, 40, of Birmingham, Alabama was arrested this evening by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in the 1800 block of Wells Branch Parkway in north Austin. Underwood was apprehended without incident after information received from the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Montgomery, AL indicated Underwood recently fled from Elmore County, AL, charges alleging Underwood failed to appear for a recent court hearing involving pending sexual abuses charges against a child. Further information provided by Montgomery authorities indicated Underwood traveled throughout the evening on a bus arriving into Austin sometime early this morning. |
Officers were alerted to the Wells Branch Parkway address after local interviews indicated Underwood was seen in the area of a local apartment complex. Task force officers established surveillance throughout most of the day when at approximately 4:30 p.m., Underwood was observed leaving an apartment complex and subsequently enter the passenger side of a vehicle. Underwood was swiftly surrounded by officers and taken into custody.
Underwood also has an outstanding probation warrant from Jefferson County in Birmingham, AL as well as a pending federal investigation by the United States Marshals Service alleging violation of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (Adam Walsh Act). The Act provides for federal penalties for registered sex offenders who fail to maintain their registration requirements.
Underwood was remanded to the Williamson County Detention Center this evening pending his extradition to Elmore County, Wetumpka, Alabama.
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was committed to apprehending Andre Underwood today. His extensive criminal history throughout his adult life caused us concern and we were going to focus our investigative efforts in securing his arrest and prevent the potential for future criminal actions.”
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –
America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency