The Austin Police Department requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals-led Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend a suspect wanted in the November 9, 2020 aggravated sexual assault that occurred in the 1600 block of E. 7th Street. An anonymous Capital Area Crime Stoppers tip helped police identify 23-year-old Steven M. Guerrero Jr. as the suspect in this case. On Tuesday, November 24, 2020 the Lone Star Fugitive Taskforce located and arrested Guerrero in the 1500 block of Spring Peony Ct. in Pflugerville, TX. He was arrested without incident and booked into the Travis County jail with a bond of $550,000.
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin Include -
Austin Police Department-Tactical Intelligence Unit
Georgetown and Round Rock Police Department
Travis, Caldwell, Hays, Williamson, and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
Texas Attorney General’s Office
Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
Texas Department of Public Safety
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
U.S. DHS/Homeland Security Investigations
U.S. Marshals Service
Booking Photo of Steven M. Guerrero:
Initial Release From November 9, 2020:
Date: November 9, 2020
Time: Estimated to have occurred between 5 - 5:20 a.m.
Location: 1600 block E. 7th Street (South alley)
The Austin Police Department Sex Crimes Unit is seeking information regarding an aggravated sexual assault that occurred on Monday November 9, 2020 at approximately 5a.m. The victim was walking in the street near the south alley of the 1600 block E. 7th Street when the suspect approached the victim on foot and physically attacked her. The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing on foot.
The identity of the suspect is unknown at this time. He is described as:
• Possibly Hispanic/medium skin tone,
• Approximately 25-35 years of age,
• Estimated 5’6 to 5’10,
• Short black hair,
• Possibly with a beard or black surgical mask,
• Approximately 160-180 pounds (thin build with “pudgy” stomach)
• Last seen wearing jeans with visible gray boxer shorts, a black t-shirt, dark colored belt, and dark colored shoes.
See video of the suspect walking below:
See below photos of suspect:
Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Sex Crimes Unit at 512-974-5095, utilize Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.