AUSTIN – David Lee Gonzales, 40, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after turning himself in on Tuesday in Houston. Gonzales, who is a Tango Blast Houstone gang member, was wanted for parole violation. The arrest was not the result of a tip, and no reward will be paid.
Gonzales was taken into custody by the Houston Police Department at their Central Jail in downtown Houston. He had been wanted since March 2016. For more information, see his captured bulletin.
In 2005, Gonzales was arrested in Pasadena, Texas, after he burglarized a residence and physically assaulted a man, causing serious bodily injury. He was convicted of burglary of habitation-committed aggravated assault and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Gonzales' criminal history also includes robbery, possession of marijuana and evading arrest.
So far in 2017, DPS and other agencies have arrested eight Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including three sex offenders and five gang members, and $27,500 in rewards have been paid for 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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