FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers released two new most wanted lists in early July and it has prompted several arrests.
Officials announced Wednesday that three of the 10 people on the most wanted list are now in custody.
Michael A. Gonzales, 27, was wanted on a charge of assault of a public servant and bond forfeiture. He was arrested by the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office and transported to Fort Bend on July 7. Gonzales is in the Fort Bend County Jail on a combined bond of $56,000.
Joshua M. Reynolds, 23, was wanted on a charge of aggravated assault that causes bodily injury. He was arrested by agents of the Gulf Coast Violent Offender's Task Force on July 15. Authorities say he posted bond and was released from the Fort Bend County Jail on the same day.
Carlos Deshan Thomas, 22, was wanted on charges of causing injury to a child/elderly/disabled with intent of serious bodily injury. He turned himself in July 12 and is being held in the Fort Bend County Jail on $30,000 bond.
"In early July, we announced our new list and we now have three down and seven to go," Leslie Woods, chairman of the Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers said. "Whether it was because of our Top 10 list or through other means, the purpose of our most wanted list is awareness. We want the citizens of Fort Bend County and the greater Houston area to know that our law enforcement agencies are looking for these suspects and plenty others."
Crime Stoppers offers $1,500 for information that leads to the arrest of someone on the static list and $750 for people on the most wanted list. The lists will be in effect until Oct. 31.
"In years past, we have released Most Wanted Lists and what we have seen is there are about three to five suspects who are wanted and they remain at the top of the list of criminals we would like to catch," Woods said.
THE STATIC LIST
Marwan M. Saeed, 33, is wanted in connection with a murder case from December 2007. He is accused of killing a woman during a home robbery in Weston Lakes. Saeed is listed as 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. Authorities believe he has fled the country.
Israel Valdez, 50, is wanted on a bond forfeiture in connection with a July 2007 murder charge. Authorities say it happened at a Stafford-area tattoo parlor. Valdez is 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds.
James Hao-Hu Taylor, 27, is wanted for a bond revocation in a murder case from May 2005. Taylor is accused of killing a Sugar Land woman. He was free on a $250,000 bond and was facing trial in January 2006 when he cut his ankle transmitter and fled.
MOST WANTED LIST
Broderick Babineaux, 30, is wanted on a charge of unlawful restraint that exposes the victim to a substantial risk of serious bodily injury and a probation violation. He is listed as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and has black hair.
Robert Penaloza, 28, is wanted on a charge of sexual assault of a child and a probation violation. He is listed at 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds and has black hair.
Reguilo Mendieta Jr., 41, is wanted on a charge of sexual assault and a bond forfeiture. He is described as a Hispanic man, listed at 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighs 225 pounds and has black hair.
Francisco Santos Jr., 41, is wanted on a charge of aggravated robbery. He is described as a Hispanic man, listed at 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 225 pounds and has black hair.
Burkeithalon T. Taylor, 37, is wanted on a charge of assault of family house members with a previous conviction. He is described as a black man, listed at 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and has black hair.
Christi Shanae Gary, 34, is wanted on a charge of injury to a child/elderly/disabled with intent to cause serious bodily injury. She is described as a black woman, listed at 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 280 pounds and has black hair.
Marcquon Harris, 22, is wanted on a charge of robbery and failure to appear. He is described as a black man, listed at 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and has black hair.
Authorities say these suspects should be considered dangerous and could be armed. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the reward hotline at 281-342-8477.
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