MS-13 Gang Member from El Paso Added to Most Wanted Fugitive List, $7,500 Reward Offered

March 20, 2019
Rodrigo FloresRodrigo Flores

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rodrigo Flores, 34, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Flores, who is affiliated with the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault of a family/household member. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Flores was born in El Paso, Texas, and still has ties to the area. His violent criminal history includes a 2012 conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident in El Paso. Flores subsequently received a five-year sentence in Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. He has also served time in federal prison for drug offenses.

Flores is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Flores has numerous tattoos on his face, back, chest, neck, hands, arms and legs, as well as a scar on his right forearm. Flores may be known by the nicknames of “Scrappy” and “Rigo.” For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.

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. In 2018, Texas Crime Stoppers paid $31,500 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the three following 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, and 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 Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

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