FBI Arrests Jose Miguel Dávila-Hernández and Christopher Javier Santos-Santiago
Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Leff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced the arrests of Jose Miguel Dávila-Hernández (Dávila-Hernández), aka “Amaury,” and Christopher Javier Santos-Santiago (Santos-Santiago).
Dávila-Hernández and Santos-Santiago were charged under a complaint with violations of Title 18 U.S.C. § 2119(1)—carjacking and § 924(c)(1)(A)(ii)—brandishing of firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence for events that took place in Maunabo, on October 14, 2019, at approximately 10:30 p.m. If found guilty, the subjects face up to 15 years in federal prison.
Dávila-Hernández and Santos-Santiago were arrested after confessing to special agents of the FBI Humacao Resident Agency of the San Juan Field Office. Prosecuting for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico is AUSA Jonathan L. Gottfried. The FBI would like to thank Police of Puerto Rico (POPR) for their continuous support to the FBI mission.
The public is reminded that tips and information assist the FBI and its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. Citizens with information are asked to contact the FBI San Juan Field Office at 787-754-6000, or to submit tips at tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
The public is reminded a complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.