News Release

April 30, 2013

Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Spring, Texas

AUSTIN – Gus Matthew Soto, 27, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested on Friday, April 26, in Spring, Texas. Soto had a long criminal history and was wanted for aggravated robbery with a firearm and parole violation.

Soto, a Texas Syndicate gang member, was arrested Friday after an investigation led authorities to a Spring residence where he was arrested without incident. Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation and capture, including U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office. This arrest was not the result of a tip, and no reward will be paid. See the captured bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=191.

So far in 2013, DPS and other agencies have arrested 15 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including six gang members, and $23,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests. The cash rewards are funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division.

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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