CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico – The man accused of fatally shooting Harris County Precinct Five Constable Corporal Charles Galloway has been captured in Mexico, according to the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
He was found in Ciudad Acuna, which is right across the border from Del Rio, Texas.
Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap and Assistant Chief Kevin Hubbard personally delivered accused murderer Oscar Rosales to the Harris County Joint Processing Center this evening. Rosales was brought back to Houston cuffed in slain Corporal Charles Galloway's own handcuffs. #hounews pic.twitter.com/48m08fnTiC— Harris County Pct 5 (@HCpct5) January 27, 2022
Oscar Rosales, 51, who’s been on the run since Sunday, was charged with capital murder.
The arrest was made through a joint effort of Mexican authorities and the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force. His identity was confirmed through fingerprints, authorities said.
Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez said after Rosales was captured, he was transported to the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office a little after 12 p.m., where he was processed.
Shortly before 4 p.m., investigators from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office arrived and transported Rosales back to Houston.
The aircraft carrying Rosales arrived in the Houston area after 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
He was immediately booked into the Harris County Jail following his arrival.
Later on Wednesday night, Rosales appeared before court officials who denied him bond.
Galloway was fatally shot by Rosales during a traffic stop in southwest Houston, according to authorities. Galloway was a 12-year veteran with Harris County Precinct 5 and was promoted to Corporal in 2020.
Reina Pereira-Marquez, Rosales’ common-law wife, and Henri Mauricio Pereira-Marquez, her brother, were charged with tampering/fabricating physical evidence.
According to court documents, investigators said on Sunday they found the pair cleaning the vehicle they said Rosales was driving the night of the shooting. The vehicle had been parked at Henri’s apartment in southwest Harris County, according to court documents.
Authorities said they believe Rosales is from El Salvador but could not confirm. They also said they could not confirm his legal status.
The 100 Club is working to fulfill its mission of helping the late Corporal’s family, not just financially but also on their journey toward healing. “They were aware of the news and very excited and their prayers have been answered that this suspect has been captured. I think relief is the key thing. That you know this person is no longer on the streets. They’re back in custody. They’re going to jail and the family can start putting their shattered lives back together, “said Williams Skeen, Executive Director of the 100 Club.
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