March 7, 2017
Media and Communications Office
for Most Wanted Fugitive from Brownsville
AUSTIN – The
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Agapito Salinas, 45, to the
Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now
being offered for information leading to his capture. Salinas, a confirmed
Texas Syndicate gang member, is wanted for parole violation. All tips are
guaranteed to be anonymous.
been wanted since April 2015 and has ties to Brownsville (his last known
address) and the state of Georgia. In 2003, Salinas was convicted in Dallas
County of aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. In the
1990s, Salinas also served time in prison on multiple occasions for drug and
burglary convictions. For
more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin
Salinas is 5 feet 9 inches tall and
weighs approximately 185 pounds. Salinas has tattoos of teardrops on both of
his upper cheeks near his eyes; a tattoo of a cross on the center of his
forehead; a tattoo of a star on his chin; and multiple other tattoos on his
neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. Salinas may be known by the nickname
“Pito,” and may wear glasses.
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. In 2016, Texas Crime Stoppers
paid $42,500 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.
To be eligible for the cash
rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of
the five following methods:
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 at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend
these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.
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