News Release

February 26, 2013

Most Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Blanco

AUSTIN – Joseph Daniel Krueger, 36, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested in Blanco on Monday night by the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, which includes the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Texas Mexican Mafia gang member was wanted for parole violation.

Krueger was discovered at approximately 10 p.m. Monday hiding inside a vehicle outside of a Blanco residence and was taken into custody without incident. He was in possession of a small amount of suspected heroin. See Krueger’s captured bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=184. This arrest was not the result of a tip and no reward will be paid.

So far in 2013, DPS and other agencies have arrested eight Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including two gang members and five sex offenders, and $10,000 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests. The cash rewards are funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division.

The following link, http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/video/tipsterVideo.htm, explains the steps on how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive or Sex Offender and/or how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.

Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in four different ways:

All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program. To view the current lists—with photos—visit 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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