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TX Attorney General’s Units Keeping Texas Safe

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AUSTIN, TX  –  The Texas Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week.

  • In Travis County, while working with the United States Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Christopher Michael Garcia in Austin on February 23.  Garcia had an outstanding warrant for murder issued by the Austin Police Department.
  • In Ellis County, Brandon Douglas Wilder was arrested in Midlothian on February 23.  Wilder had an outstanding warrant for Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact issued by the Midlothian Police Department.
  • In Smith County, while working with the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Jordan Syncere Hankins in Tyler on February 23.  Hankins had an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Robbery issued by the Tyler Police Department.

The Texas Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Unit made one arrest in relation to sexual assault of a child.

  • In San Patricio County, Gabriel Gonzales, 56, of Mathis was arrested on a sexual assault of a child warrant.  This case was received as a tip from the Polaris National Hotline, as well as a request for assistance by the Mathis Police Department.  During the investigation, it was determined that in 2020, Gonzales sexually assaulted a child in Mathis.  Gonzales was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the San Patricio County Jail with a $40,000 bond.

TX AG FAU Crosses Milestone

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As of today, these courageous Law Enforcement Officers have successfully arrested 12,000 fugitives.

AG Paxton’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit Reaches Milestone with
12,000 Total Arrests

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the Fugitive Apprehension Unit of his office for reaching a significant milestone since its inception in 2003.

The unit achieved its 12,000 arrest with the capture of Robert Chapa for violating his parole after being convicted for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit also made six other noteworthy arrests:

  • Christopher Lucio for violating parole after being convicted for aggravated robbery.
  • Steven Parcell Balthaser for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
  • Clarence Martin Johnson for violating probation after being convicted for indecency with a child by sexual contact.
  • Jordan Xavier Bennett for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
  • Corbey Glenn Grace for violating parole after being convicted for homicide.
  • Adesanya Prince for possession with intent to promote child pornography.

“I am proud of the bravery and valor demonstrated by our Fugitive Apprehension Unit every day while they keep Texas strong, safe, and just,” said Attorney General Paxton.  “As of today, these courageous law enforcement officers have successfully arrested 12,000 fugitives.  Our officers provide invaluable security for Texans, and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication.”

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit includes investigators, criminal analysts, administrative assistants, and a command staff who operate in regional offices in Austin, Houston, and Arlington.

The unit’s mission is to locate and arrest violent fugitives, convicted child sex offenders who violate conditions of their parole, and to arrest sex offenders who fail to comply with the state’s mandated sex offender registration requirements.

It also assists in locating missing and endangered runaway children reported by local law enforcement agencies to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children®.

To learn more about the Criminal Investigations Division and its efforts to keep Texans safe, visit the Attorney General’s website.

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