Reward for Featured Fugitive Increased to $17,500
Texas Department of Public SafetyJuly 1, 2013, 2:18pm 3,034 views Post a comment
AUSTIN -- The reward for Ernesto Alonso Garcia, 30, a Texas Most Wanted Fugitive, has increased to up to $17,500 for information leading to his arrest if the tip comes in during the month of July. The Texas Syndicate gang member has a violent criminal history, and is wanted for murder, aggravated assault and drug trafficking.
Garcia, whose last known address was in Edinburg, Texas, is a Mexican citizen who legally resides in the United States as a permanent resident. He is wanted for the 2011 stabbing of two men, one of whom died as a result of his injuries.
He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds. Garcia has more than 90 aliases, and is known to go by two nicknames -- “Rooster” and “Gallito” -- and has “Garcia” tattooed on his back. For more information, see his wanted bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetai
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 tip messages are anonymous.
The following link, http://bit.ly/VqydsJ, explains the steps on how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive or sex offender and/or how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.
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; they are considered armed and dangerous.
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