On December 11, 2010, Jose Maria Cuevas-Gonzalez was extradited from Mexico to the United States.
Cuevas-Gonzalez, 56, was wanted by Clarke County authorities for murder, attempted murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.
Members of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and FBI traveled to Houston, TX and took possession of Cuevas-Gonzalez. Cuevas-Gonzalez was delivered to the United States by representatives of the Mexican government following his arrest in Mexico some months ago.
Cuevas-Gonzalez was delivered without incident to the Northwest Virginia Regional Detention Center in Winchester, Va., where he is being held.
Cuevas-Gonzalez is expected to appear in the Clarke County General District Court on December 15, 2010. It is unclear at this point whether this appearance will be via video, or if he will personally appear.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jose Maria Cuevas-Gonzalez is wanted for several crimes in Virginia. On July 9, 2008, law enforcement received a call that two individuals had been shot while sitting in a vehicle located in Boyce, Virginia. One male victim was shot three times in the torso and died from these injuries. The second male victim was shot once and was found lying on the ground near the vehicle, a Cadillac Escalade. This victim was transported to the hospital and survived his injuries. Through investigation, it was determined that Cuevas-Gonzalez allegedly shot the two men. Reportedly, Cuevas-Gonzalez’ vehicle was observed fleeing the area of the shooting.
On July 11, 2008, an arrest warrant was issued for Jose Maria Cuevas-Gonzalez in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Clarke County, Virginia, for attempted murder. On July 18, 2008, arrest warrants were also issued for: first degree murder; use of a firearm during the commission of a felony (murder); and possessing a gun by an unlawful alien. Additionally, on October 2, 2008, Cuevas-Gonzalez was subsequently charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in a federal arrest warrant issued by the United States District Court, Western District of Virginia.