SAN ANTONIO – The arrest of a 35-year-old man who was present in possession of a faux Drug Enforcement Company badge, a gun and handcuffs has Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar “very involved.”
Throughout a information convention Tuesday, Salazar mentioned the badge and different objects had been discovered throughout a search of Mark Anthony Hernandez’s automobile on the scene of a site visitors crash on Dec. 20 in north Bexar County. Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of DWI.
When deputies thought they’d arrested a DEA agent, Salazar referred to as a neighborhood DEA official, who instructed the sheriff that Hernandez wasn’t a member of the federal legislation enforcement company.
Whereas Salazar mentioned BCSO has no proof that Hernandez used the badge to commit against the law, the truth that he has an intensive felony historical past involving home violence instances of girls was regarding.
“(My) primary worry is that he was utilizing the badge, weapons and handcuffs towards girls,” mentioned Salazar, who added that he wouldn’t be shocked that an investigation will reveal Hernandez was concerned in human trafficking.
Salazar mentioned a lady who was with Hernandez on the scene of the crash was the sufferer of a home violence incident involving him. Whereas interviewing the lady, investigators discovered there was one other girl who was the sufferer of a household violence assault and a topic of a protecting order involving Hernandez.
Salazar mentioned anybody with details about Hernandez is requested to name BCSO’s Public Integrity Unit at 210-335-5124.
Hernandez was charged with varied crimes, together with household violence, assault and violations of protecting orders and bond.
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