California fugitive is nabbed in Waianae
William Bustillos is a known associate with Mexican mafia
A man who had been on the run from California police for more than four years was arrested yesterday morning at his Waianae home, according to federal officials.
William Bustillos, a known associate with the Mexican mafia, was wanted for parole violation stemming from several crimes, including manslaughter, possession of controlled substances, assaults and burglaries, said Deputy U.S. Marshall Jay Bieber.
Bieber said officials with the Hawaii Fugitive Task Force arrested Bustillos as he left his home at about 7:30 a.m. The task force had been conducting background checks on residents of several addresses on the Leeward Coast that were provided by federal marshals in California.
Bustillos, 37, had been living with another person, who was not arrested, Bieber said. He could not say if Bustillos was a U.S. citizen, but noted that he had been living in the country since 1987. Employment records suggest that Bustillos has been in Hawaii for the past year, officials said.
Bieber had no information on the person Bustillos was living with.
A hearing for Bustillos will be scheduled in U.S. District Court for either today or Monday so that his identity can be confirmed before he is taken to California for sentencing, Bieber said.