Crime Stoppers Offers Extra $5K for Arrest of Two "Most Wanted" Fugitives
TEXAS- Texas Crime Stoppers is giving an extra $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of two fugitives.
Information leading to the arrest of Ernesto Alonzo Garcia of Edinburg will bring tipsters up to $12,500. Information leading to the arrest of Sean Michael Smith of Aubrey will bring a reward of up to $6,000.
Garcia, 28, is wanted for murder and aggravated assault in connection with a stabbing death of two men in Edinburgh. He is also wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration for marijuana trafficking. Garcia, who has gone by “Rooster,” “Gallito,” and as many as 96 variations of “Ernesto Alonzo Garcia Gomez,” has a scar on his left arm, a tattoo on his upper left arm, and “Garcia” tattooed on his back.
Garcia has also previously been convicted of various crimes, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing bodily injury, and possession of a controlled substance. For more information on Garcia, see his DPS Most Wanted poster: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/topTenFugitives.htm#;view=Details/fugitive=7
Smith, 36, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. He was convicted of an aggravated sexual assault of a child that occurred in 1999, and has since been arrested twice for failing to comply with his annual duty to register as a sex offender. He also goes by Sean Michael Carroll and Sean Michael Carroll-Smith.
Smith has several tattoos: “wild child” across his abdomen; “young guns/the kid,” a cow skull, tribal art, and “Irish” on his upper left arm; skulls with rope, an eyeball, and “Irish” on his upper right arm; as well as other tattoos on his back, chest, right leg, and left ankle. Smith’s other previous convictions include indecency with a child by contact, assault causing bodily injury – family member, evading arrest and burglary of a habitation.
For more information on Smith, see his DPS Most Wanted poster: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/sexoffenders/topTenSexOffenders.htm#;view=Individual%20Details/fugitive=7
Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
Text the letters "DPS", followed by your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
All calls, texts or e-mails are anonymous, and tipsters will be given a tip number. You do not have to give your name. Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives yourself; they are considered armed and dangerous.