AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Tyrell Ezekiel Darden, 20, was arrested Sept. 17 in Irving, Texas. Darden, of San Antonio, is affiliated with the Bloods gang. He was wanted for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was not arrested as a result of a Crime Stoppers tip; therefore, no reward will be paid.
Working off investigative information received from the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio, members of the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force, including Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents, located and arrested Darden at an apartment complex in Irving.
Darden had been wanted since early March, after authorities in Tarrant and Denton counties issued multiple warrants for his arrest for aggravated robbery. On June 13, authorities in Bexar County issued an additional arrest warrant for Darden for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. For more information, view his captured bulletin.
So far this year, DPS and other agencies have arrested 10 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including nine gang members. In addition, $20,000 in rewards have been paid for tips that have yielded arrests.
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.
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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