AUSTIN – Eusebio DeLeon, 44, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested April 28 in Laredo. DeLeon was wanted for murder and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The arrest was the result of tip information, and a reward up to $5,000 will be paid.
Working off tip information, a joint investigation between the U.S. Marshals Service and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division led to DeLeon being located in Monterrey, Mexico. On April 28, Mexican authorities turned over DeLeon to U.S. Marshals in Laredo, Texas. He was later transported to Falfurrias, and is currently being held in the Brooks County jail. (DeLeon was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list in January 2015.)
In 2012, DeLeon was charged in the murder of his estranged wife, who died after being severely beaten. In October 2013, DeLeon bonded out of the Brooks County jail and was required to wear an ankle monitor. In December 2013, a few weeks prior to his scheduled court date, he cut off his ankle monitor and absconded from the area and had remained at large until his capture. For more information, see his captured bulletin.
So far in 2017, DPS and other agencies have arrested seven Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including three sex offenders and four 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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