Suspect in aggravated assault case arrested in California by U.S. Marshals

Jimmy Matamore, Jr., was arrested Friday by U.S. Marshals in Bakersfield, California for the charge aggravated assault.

In a statement released by the Levelland Police Department Friday, Police Chief Albert Garcia thanked the agencies involved in apprehending the suspect and released information regarding the assault that occurred Saturday, May 23, in Levelland. The statement is as follows:

“On May 23. 2020 at approximately 11:34 A.M., the Levelland Police Department was dispatched to the Covenant Hospital-Levelland Emergency Room in reference to a victim at the location who had been assaulted and sustained severe injuries. The responding officer observed the victim to be bleeding heavily from the mouth with numerous missing teeth, a cut lip, head injury, bruising on her arms and hands and a fractured jaw. The victim was identified and he/she was able to identify the person who assaulted him/her to be SUSPECT Jimmy Matamore Jr. The victim was able to write a written statement detailing the assault in which he/she advised that MATAMORE assaulted the victim with his fists and feet, kicking the victim and punching the victim all over her body. The victim was given a blood transfusion and flown to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. At this time the victim is in critical condition with acute blood loss. The victim had mandibular fractures in 2 locations and a compression fracture mid spine.

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 – Officers, Special Agents and Deputy U.S. Marshals from Lubbock, Texas and Levelland, Texas coordinated a combined effort to locate and apprehend MATAMORE. Over the course of two days the partnering agencies consisting of the U.S. Marshals Service, IOD, North Texas Fugitive Task Force, Levelland Police Department, Hockley County Sheriff’s Office, 286th District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety-Criminal Investigations Division developed information that MATAMORE was hiding from law enforcement in California.

Thursday May 28th, 2020 – The information was immediately relayed to the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force(consisting of USMS, California Office of Correctional Safety and the Bakersfield, California Police Department). The task force worked day and night to locate and safely apprehend Jimmy MATAMORE in Bakersfield, California. No weapons and or narcotics were located at the time of the arrest.

It is due to cooperation amongst multiple agencies in law enforcement that make fugitive apprehensions like this a success. Thank you to all agencies that participated!”

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