New York Fugitive Arrested After Fleeing Cross Country Failed to Appear for Rape, Providing Teens with Drugs
Austin, TX – David Robert Wampler, 40, whose last known address was Livonia, New York was arrested today by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in downtown Austin. Wampler was arrested without incident near the 6th Street entertainment district. Task force officers received critical information from the United States Marshals Service in Rochester, New York this morning after local interviews determined Wampler fled from upstate New York and recently arrived in Austin.
Wampler was indicted in January of this year by a Livingston County Grand Jury in Geneseo, New York with a twenty-one (21) county indictment alleging criminal acts involving rape, injury to a child, and providing dangerous drugs to children. Prosecutors further allege Wampler provided LSD to two-14 year-old girls, as well as Cocaine, Nitrous Oxide, Oxycontin, Ambien and Adderall to other teens.
It further alleges Wampler sexually assaulted a minor after providing the teen with Ambien and LSD in Livonia, NY, located south of Rochester in upstate NY. Wampler has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1993 from several states.
In addition to the instant charges, Wampler faces an additional charge of failing to appear. Wampler will remain in the Travis County Jail pending extradition to Livingston County, New York. Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “The importance of removing David Wampler from the streets of Austin as quickly as we learned of his arrival is a testament to the cooperative spirit the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force embraces with our law enforcement partners.”