US Marshals searching for Austin cocaine dealing couple
A couple known in Austin for cocaine dealing has been on the run for more than ten years. Now authorities are taking a second look at their case.
Together, Robert and Amy Longoria have been arrested almost 30 times and are believed to have been involved in trafficking large amounts of drugs.
"So you're looking at a couple that's involved with firearms as well as drug trafficking," said U.S. Deputy Marshal Brandon Filla.
The Longorias' criminal records are extensive and similar.
"They're close in age, their criminal history matches up as well as their behavior and the tactics that they used to stay under the radar," Filla said.
But Robert Longoria was arrested first. He served time in jail for dealing cocaine and when he got to a halfway house, decided to escape.
"We do believe that he had that type of assistance that may have been provided by her," Filla said.
Soon after Robert Longoria's escape, Amy Longoria was also wanted.
"She comes up on the radar for this conspiracy charge and for these firearms that she is in possession of," Filla said.
Authorities believe they escaped together and continue to deal together.
"I'd say they are more powerful, they're able to assist each other," Filla said.
The couple could be in Mexico or in Austin and they do have family and friends in the area, who could also face charges for helping them escape.
"We're looking at a fine point of the southern point of Austin, such as from Austin to Kyle," Filla said.
If you have any information on their whereabouts call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.