El Paso man wanted for attempted murder captured

POSTED: 05:48 PM MDT Oct 09, 2013    UPDATED: 05:52 PM MDT Oct 09, 2013 
EL PASO, Texas -

Carlos Macias, 41, of El Paso, was arrested Tuesday by members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Boerne, Texas without incident.

The El Paso Police Department sought Macias for his alleged involvement in the attempted murder of his ex-wife.

In Sept. 2012, the El Paso Police Department initiated an investigation into the attempted murder of a woman in Central El Paso. During the course of the investigation, police identified Macias as the attacker and multiple warrants were subsequently sought for his arrest.

Police allege that Macias and another man entered the apartment of his ex-wife and allegedly strangled her while she slept.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, later determined that Macias left El Paso for San Antonio and was currently working in Boerne.

Macias will remain in detention in Kendal County, Texas pending his extradition to El Paso.

Robert Almonte, the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said, "The victim has been living in fear for over a year now not knowing if Mr. Macias would strike again. I hope the arrest of Mr. Macias brings some closure to the victim in this case."