Former APD officer VonTrey Clark is back in the US, and accused of capital murder in the death of Samantha Dean.
Indonesian police have said Clark is a suspect in the February 4 murder of Samantha Dean, who was found shot to death behind a vacant building.
Indonesia and the United States do not have an extradition agreement, but special arrangements can be made if a request is formally submitted.
Clark is believed to have offered $5,000 for the death of Dean, a crime victims counselor with Kyle police who authorities think was the mother of Clark’s unborn child.
Clark was sacked from the Austin Police Department after he left for Indonesia.
The secretary of Interpol’s national central bureau for Indonesia, Brigadier-General Amhar Azeth, said a team of FBI agents arrived on a chartered flight in Bali on Tuesday before Clark’s transfer.
KVUE’s partners at the Austin American-Statesman report that according to Bali police, Clark moved often to avoid arrest – it took them several days to finally capture him on July 30. Media outlets widely reported on a search warrant that was unsealed July 13 and described phone records tying Clark and two other men to Dean’s murder.
“It sickens me what happened to Samantha Dean, to her unborn child and to the Dean family, and I thank God he is back”, Acevedo said.
The court documents say a state district court in Bastrop County issued an arrest warrant for Clark, based on a charge of capital murder, on July 21. His lawyer has been quoted as saying the allegations regarding his job didn’t merit a firing and the trip to Indonesia was not an attempt to flee.