“EDSO Investigations and the FBI Sacramento field office worked cooperatively to locate Ruben Zavala Garcia, who escaped from confinement at the El Dorado County South Lake Tahoe Detention Facility on 11-23-2021.
On Thursday 2-24-22 the Las Vegas FBI Fugitive Task Force located Zavala in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The FBI followed the vehicle Zavala was traveling in while additional resources responded to the area to apprehend Zavala.
Zavala was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Zavala is currently detained at the Clark County Detention Center and will be extradited back to El Dorado County to face local charges.
A felony arrest warrant for Zavala was issued for escape from jail, in the El Dorado County Superior Court of California, South Lake Tahoe, on 11-30-21.
A federal warrant for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement was issued in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, on 12-9-21, ensuring Zavala could be extradited back to El Dorado County if he had fled the state or country.
EDSO extends its gratitude to the FBI Sacramento and Las Vegas field offices, as well as the multiple law enforcement agencies who assisted with the investigation and resulting capture of Zavala.”
UPDATE ON THE ESCAPE OF RUBEN ZAVALA GARCIA was last modified: March 21st, 2022 by