Texas DPS announces 3 of state's 'Most Wanted' offenders arrested in one week
Three of the Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives and sex offenders in Texas were arrested over the past week, according to the state's Department of Public Safety.
A Tuesday news release from the agency said all three arrests took place between Nov. 15 and Nov. 17.
Fugitive Julian Murillo was arrested Nov. 15 in California while sex offenders Catarino Chavez III and Daniel Munoz were both arrested on Nov. 17 in Dallas and San Antonio, respectively.
Texas DPS said Murillo's capture came after a tip made to Texas Crime Stoppers, so a reward of up to $5,000 will be paid out to the unidentified caller.
TEXAS DPS TROOPER HOSPITALIZED AFTER FENTANYL EXPOSURE DURING TRAFFIC STOP, OFFICIALS SAYMurillo, 23, was located and arrested in Olivehurst, Calif. by the U.S. Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force, DPS Special Agents and the U.S.
He had been wanted since December 2021 by the Victoria County Sheriff's Office for murder, aggravated robbery, evading arrest/detention and failure to identify.
The warrants were issued against Murillo after his alleged involvement in the September 2021 death of a 19-year-old man in Victoria, Texas.
He had been wanted since May when the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a parole violation warrant for his arrest.
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In 2019, he was convicted of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements and sentenced to three years probation.
TEXAS DPS APPREHENDS 19 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM HUMAN SMUGGLING ATTEMPTS, STASH HOUSEIn 2022, Texas DPS said its officers and other agencies have arrested 64 people on the state's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders list, including 22 gang members and 34 sex offenders.
Anyone providing information that leads to an arrest of someone on Texas' Top 10 Most Wanted list is eligible for a cash reward.