AUSTIN – Samuel Steel, 22, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured Monday in Kalamazoo, MI. Steel, who is a Bloods gang member, was wanted for aggravated robbery. The arrest was the result of a tip, and a reward up to $5,000 will be paid.
Working off tip information, the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force coordinated with members of the U.S. Marshals Grand Rapids Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Steel near an apartment complex in western Kalamazoo. The Michigan State Police 5th District Fugitive Team also assisted in the arrest.
Steel had been wanted since September 2016. In July 2016, he was allegedly involved in an aggravated robbery during the middle of the night at an apartment complex in Copperas Cove (Coryell County). A group of armed male subjects, including Steel, are accused of robbing multiple victims at gunpoint during the incident. For more information, see his captured bulletin.
So far in 2017, DPS and other agencies have arrested 15 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including seven sex offenders and eight gang members, and $40,500 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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