According to a USMS press release, Barry Dewayne Smith was arrested on August 30, 2013, by the U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force. Smith was indicted by a Grand Jury in Bexar County, Texas, in June of 2012, and a warrant for his arrest was issued the same day. Shortly after the alleged incident, Smith began using the name "Muhummad Raashad Ali" before fleeing to California.
In July of this year, the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Cold Case Squad (LSFTF CCS) was contacted by the San Antonio Police Department for assistance in the search for Smith. Task force officers initiated an investigation and discovered that Smith had previously fled from San Antonio, Texas to Inglewood, Calif. The LSFTF CCS contacted the PSW RFTF for assistance in locating and apprehending Smith. Members of the PSW RFTF determined through investigative efforts that Smith was employed in Los Angeles, Calif. Task force officers conducted a brief surveillance and later observed Smith at a local convenience store. Task force officers approached Smith, identified themselves, and arrested him without incident.
Smith, 50, was arrested on August 30, by the United States Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSW RFTF) in Los Angeles, Calif.
Smith is currently being held in custody at the Orange County Jail awaiting extradition to San Antonio. Smith will be extradited to San Antonio to face charges for sexual assault of a child.
Along with the collaborative efforts of the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, another sexual predator can prey on children no more. He tried to run, he tried to hide, he even changed his name, but he was captured and he will be held accountable for his actions.