The U.S. Marshals Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF) announced on Thursday that they have arrested Bisente Garcia. The fugitive was wanted by the Madera Police Department for attempted homicide, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for violating his conditions of parole.
On May 8, 2011, the victim in this case was standing at the corner of 4th and Lake Street in Madera, when a female approached him asking to borrow a pen. As the victim spoke with the female, it is alleged that Garcia approached the two driving a blue Dodge Durango; he then exited the vehicle and began shouting obscenities. Witnesses reported that Garcia then stabbed the victim in the chest. After the incident both Garcia and the female drove away in the Durango.
On July 18, 2011, California State Parole Agents, members of the CVJFTF, received information that Garcia may have relocated to the city of San Jose, CA. The task force officers were briefed about this new information, and traveled from Fresno to San Jose in an effort to locate and arrest this fugitive. The task force received assistance from Deputy U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of California. After further investigation, deputies learned about a possible location that subject may have frequented. While conducting surveillance, a task force officer observed a group of males just outside of the residence in an underground garage. One of the males matched the fugitive’s description, so the team decided to approach the group to conduct interviews. As the team moved in, they immediately identified one of the subject’s as Garcia and placed him under arrest. A search uncovered a knife in the subject’s pants pocket.
Garcia was transported to Madera Police Department where he was booked on outstanding charges.