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2013-07-04

Reward for featured fugitive increased to $17,500

TxDPS

The reward for Ernesto Alonso Garcia, 30, a Texas Most Wanted Fugitive, has increased to up to $17,500 if information leading to his arrest comes in during the month of July. The Texas Syndicate gang member has a violent criminal history, and is wanted for murder, aggravated assault and drug trafficking.
Garcia, whose last known address was in Edinburg, is a Mexican citizen who legally resides in the United States as a permanent resident. He is wanted for the 2011 stabbing of two men, one of whom died as a result of his injuries.
Garcia is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds. With more than 90 aliases, he is known to go by two nicknames - "Rooster" and "Gallito" - and has "Garcia" tattooed on his back.
For more information, Garcia's wanted bulletin is available at http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=93.
One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor's Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured.
Anonymous tips can be provided by:
• Calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
• Texting the letters DPS - followed by the tip - to 274637 (CRIMES) from a cell phone.
• Submitting a web tip through the DPS website by selecting a fugitive and clicking on the link under the picture.
• Submitting a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "Submit a tip" link under the "About" section.
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
The link http://bit.ly/VqydsJ explains how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive or sex offender and how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.
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. More information can be found at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
The public is reminded not to attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.