AUSTIN – Gilberto Garcia, 35, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured on Jan. 9 in Corpus Christi. Garcia, a known Texas Mexican Mafia gang member, was wanted for murder and aggravated assault.
The arrest was the result of a tip, and a reward of up to $7,500 will be paid.
Acting on tip information, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, including DPS personnel, visited a residence in Corpus Christi, where Garcia was arrested without incident.
Garcia was wanted in connection with a December 2014 shooting incident that left one man dead and two others injured. For more information, see the captured bulletin at: www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/capturedDetails.aspx?id=269.
So far in 2015, DPS and other agencies have arrested two Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including one sex offender and one gang member, and $7,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, there are five different ways to provide anonymous tips:
* Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
* Text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
* Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
* Submit a Facebook tip at www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
* Submit a tip through the DPS mobile app. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program. To view the current lists – with photos – visit the DPS website at www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.