March 19, 2018
Media and Communications Office
for Most Wanted Sex Offender, Gang Member from Corpus Christi
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public
Safety (DPS) has added Eric Rene Ruiz, 28, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex
Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $2,000 is now being offered for
information leading to his capture. Ruiz, affiliated with Surenos Trece gang,
is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. All tips are guaranteed
to be anonymous.
ties to Corpus Christi and has been wanted since October 2017. In 2007, he was
convicted of attempt to commit aggravated sexual assault after an incident in
Nueces County involving a 44-year-old woman. Ruiz subsequently received a
five-year prison sentence. He also has a history of violating his sex offender
Ruiz is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs
approximately 150 pounds. He has tattoos on his abdomen, back, chest, left
hand, left thigh, right leg, and “Alameda” on his right forearm. He may wear
glasses. Ruiz has used the alias name of “Mario Davila” in the past. For more
information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.
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. Last year, Texas Crime Stoppers paid $61,000
in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.
be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to
authorities using one of the five following methods:
the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
the letters “DPS” – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your
a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have
information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About”
a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for
iPhone users on the Apple App Store and for Android users on Google Play
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.
DPS WANTED POSTER