Two Wanted Texas Criminals Captured
Both appear on Texas’ Most Wanted list.
33 year old Eric Munoz was captured during a traffic stop in Donna, whereby he was found holding drugs and money during his arrest.
The fugitive, who’s affiliated with the Tango Valluco gang, was put on Texas’ Most Wanted list in late April of this year, but has been a person of interest since October 2020, when a parole violation warrant was issued against him.
His offences include unlawful possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, and robbery, to name a few. He was apprehended by the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Highway Patrol Troopers.
Meanwhile, Marcus Lee Torres was arrested just a few days after Munoz. The 39 year old has been on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list since the beginning of April this year, due to two warrants for his arrest. The first for not complying with sex offender registration obligations and the other for failure to report to his parole officer after this release from prison on the 30th of January 2020.
Torres was initially sentenced to 30 years in prison for the sexual assaults of two young boys in 1998, but was released after 22 years. The sex offender, who has no gang affiliates, was captured in Snyder, Texas, after a quicky on-foot pursuit with the Snyder Police Department.
Because no tip information was received through Texas Crime Stoppers, neither reward for Munoz (up to $7,500) or Torres (up to $3,000) will be paid. Last year, $20,000 was paid in rewards from Texas Crime Stoppers.
There are still many people on the Wanted list, including several child sex offenders. The top fugitives list can be found on the Texas Department of Public Safety website.