Austin police are looking for one man they say didn’t show up for court for his suspected involvement in a hate crime that sent two men to the hospital last year. APD reports In January 2019 Frank Macias, 23, was arrested after a verbal argument turned physical near the corner of 3rd and Congress.
Officials say Macias has a pair of warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in conjunction with this incident. They add he has also made threatening comments on social media about law enforcement and the Office of the District Attorney.
APD’s Official Statement:
On Saturday, January 19, 2019, at about 2:30 a.m., APD responded to a report of two injured males at the corner of W. 3rd Street and Congress Avenue. The two men were transported to an area hospital for treatment of their wounds. A witness on scene described a verbal-turned-physical confrontation between the two injured men and a group of four other men.
The case, number 19-190201, was assigned to the Austin Police Department (APD) Aggravated Assault Unit for follow up. Based on information gathered during that investigation, four suspects were arrested including 23-year-old Frank Macias.
APD has been working with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office to proceed with this case and is seeking assistance in locating Frank Macias, who has failed to appear in court. Macias has two outstanding warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in conjunction with this incident.
Frank Macias has recently made threatening comments on social media about law enforcement and the Office of the District Attorney and is considered dangerous.
APD is asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact Capital Area Crime Stoppers. Individuals can submit a tip online, utilize the Crime Stoppers App or call the tip line at 512-472-TIPS (8477). Tipsters are welcome to remain anonymous. Information leading to the arrest of Frank Macias may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
The January 19, 2019 incident is being investigated as a hate crime. We want to take this opportunity raise awareness about the APD Safe Place Program and to reiterate our commitment to the LGBTQ+ members of our community.