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Truck driver leads police to fugitive

By:Heath Hixson, HCN Staff Writer June 03, 2003

An alert Magnolia tow truck driver checking fishing conditions at Spring Creek helped authorities May 14 catch a man wanted for
sexually assaulting a young girl.
The assault occurred in Harris County in January.

Based on information he had heard earlier in the week over a police scanner, driver Donny Jordan, 31, thought he spotted the vehicle
of a man wanted for a recent child sexual assault at a Houston amusement park. In the end, he actually led police to a different man
wanted in a different Harris County sexual assault.
Agustin Antonio Alfaro, 49, was arrested May 14 along the banks of Spring Creek near Interstate 45 by Montgomery County Sheriff's
Department officers on a Harris County warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Alfaro was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $30,000 bond. He likely will be transported to the control of Harris County
authorities to face the charge in the 263rd state district court. The court indicted Alfaro Jan. 27 on a charge of sexually
assaulting a girl under the age of 14, authorities said.

Jordan, who works for Woodlands Car Care, was in the area of Spring Creek checking the water level to see if it was high enough to
take his son mud fishing. While there, he noticed Alfaro's two-door dark green Saturn vehicle parked near the Spring Creek
turnaround underneath I-45. Jordan said he remembered a call over the police scanner earlier in the week from Harris County
authorities asking other law enforcement to be on the look out for a vehicle described as a two-door green Saturn. He said the
driver of the vehicle was believed to have been involved in a sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy that was reported to have taken
place May 11 at Water World in Houston.

Jordan said he jotted down the license plate number that was broadcast over the scanner. When he noticed Alfaro's vehicle on May 14,
he then looked at the number he previously wrote down and matched it with Alfaro's vehicle.

"I was so nervous when I saw the car, I kept on dropping the phone when I called the Sheriff's office," he said.

Police arrived at the scene, checked Alfaro's license plate number, and found that he was wanted on a warrant for sexually
assaulting the young girl. Alfaro was found on a sandbar mud fishing and taken into custody, said Montgomery County Sheriff's
Department Sgt. D. Finley.

While Alfaro was indeed wanted for sexually assaulting a child, he is not thought to be involved in the amusement park case. Houston
Police Department officials said they have no new developments in the amusement park case, even with Alfaro behind bars.

It is unclear whether information on the scanner was related with searching for that suspect, or for Alfaro all along.

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