AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Kevin Garcia is back in custody after his arrest on April 27 in El Paso. No Crime Stoppers reward will be paid.
Kevin Garcia, 23, of El Paso, is a member of the Chuco Tango gang. He was arrested at an apartment by members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, including Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents.
Garcia had been wanted since September 2021, when the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for his arrest for failure to appear on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft of property.
In 2016, Garcia was convicted of fraudulent use/possession of identifying information and sentenced to five years of probation. His probation was later revoked and he was sentenced to two years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. In 2018, Garcia was convicted of unauthorized absence from a community correction facility and he was sentenced to 180 days in a TDCJ prison. In 2019, Garcia was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and bonded out of jail. He was arrested in 2020 for unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft of property and bonded out of jail again. Garcia was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List on March 14, 2022. For more information, view his captured bulletin.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Commission, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far in 2022, DPS and other agencies have arrested 23 people off the lists, including eight gang members and 14 sex offenders. In addition, $46,000 in rewards has been paid for tips that yielded arrests.
To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
- Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about then clicking on the link under their picture.
- Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All tips are anonymous — regardless of how they are submitted — and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders Lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.