DPS offers $20K reward for violent fugitive
Anthony Gonzales, 38, who is last known to live in Goliad, is wanted by the Nueces County Sheriff's Office on charges including Murder, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Aggravated Assault.
Texas Department of Public Safety
May 1, 2012, 1:05pm
AUSTIN -- The reward for Anthony Gonzales, 38, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $20,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of May. Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Gonzales, a Corpus Christi native whose last known address was in Goliad, Texas, is a Texas Mexican Mafia member with a violent criminal past. On July 25, 2008, Gonzales and nine gang associates were allegedly involved in a shooting at a residence in Corpus Christi that resulted in the death of one adult and the injury of two children. All of the suspects have been captured except Gonzales. The Nueces County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for Murder, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Aggravated Assault related to the incident. He is also wanted for parole violation.
Gonzales’ aliases include “Ghost,” and he has worked in upholstery jobs in the past. He has multiple tattoos, including “Lil Laura” on his left finger; "Mexicano" and a female shape on his abdomen; and multiple tattoos across the base of his neck and upper chest. For additional photos showing his tattoos, please visit: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr050112photos.htm.
For more information on Gonzales, please view his wanted poster at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=114.
One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured.
Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in four different ways:
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 http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders ( http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/).
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives yourself; they are considered armed and dangerous.
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