Gilberto RUVALCABA, a confirmed member of the Sureño 13 gang, was taken into custody on February 9, 2016, by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force, including Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division (CID). Texas DPS Highway Patrol also assisted in the apprehension.
In 2011, RUVALCABA was convicted in El Paso County of Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. This conviction was from an incident that occurred in El Paso in which RUVALCABA and two accomplices robbed a store clerk by threatening her with a pistol. RUVALCABA subsequently received a 9-year sentence in TDCJ prison. He was paroled to Houston in August 2015 and violated his parole a short time later.
On September 4, 2015, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a warrant for RUVALCABA's arrest for Parole Violation (Original Offense: Aggravated Robbery).
In September 2015, RUVALCABA was placed on Houston's top list for wanted gang members.
The arrest was not the result of tip information received, so no reward will be paid.