Man arrested in Hutto for stabbing in Southeast Austin
AUSTIN, Texas - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested a man in Hutto wanted for a stabbing in southeast Austin in early September.
25-year-old Stephen Alvarado was apprehended without incident Wednesday afternoon.
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Austin police responded to a person down in a ditch in the 3600 block of Chapman Lane just before 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 4. Officers and Austin Travis County EMS arrived on scene and found 25-year-old Desmond Herrera with obvious trauma to his body.
Despite lifesaving efforts, Herrera was pronounced deceased just after 8:30 p.m. Herrera was identified as an employee of a game room near where he was found.
A warrant for Alvarado's arrest was issued on Sept. 15.
Austin police requested assistance from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Alvarado. Members of the task force immediately conducted a fugitive investigation and determined Alvarado fled into the Williamson County area.
Alvarado was taken into custody and bond has been set for $1 million.