MS-13 gang member from El Paso added to Texas Most Wanted Fugitives list

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Texas DPS is offering $7,500 for information leading to the arrest of a MS-13 gang member from El Paso.

According to a news release, Rodrigo Flores, 34, is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault of a family/household member. 

He was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list on Thursday

Officials say Flores was born in El Paso and still has ties to the area. 

According to the release, Flores was convicted in 2012 of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident in El Paso. 

He received a five-year sentence in Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and also served time in federal prison for drug offenses.

Investigators describe Flores as 5’7″ and about 180 pounds with tattoos on his face, back, chest, neck, hands, arms and legs, and as a scar on his right forearm

Officials say he may also be known by the nicknames of “Scrappy” and “Rigo”.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous. 

Officials are also reminding citizens to not attempt to apprehend the fugitive, as he is considered armed and dangerous.

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