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Texas most wanted fugitive captured in Harris County

Texas most wanted fugitive captured in Harris County

Billy Gilliland

AUSTIN – Billy Wayne Gilliland, 58, was captured in Harris County on April 14.

His arrest was made as the result of a tip. A reward of up to $7,500 will be paid.

Working off the tip, special agents located and apprehended Gilliland at a residence in Cloverleaf, east of Houston.

Gilliland, a Texas Most Wanted Fugitive, was wanted on suspicion of  parole violation and evading arrest with a vehicle. He was part of the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Police said Gilliland is a confirmed member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang and has ties to Liberty County, and also to the cities of Baytown, Conroe and Midway.

Gilliland received a life sentence for murder in Liberty County in the 1980s, and was released on parole in March 2014. In October 2016, Gilliland absconded from the halfway house where he was placed in Del Valle, Texas, investigators said.

His criminal history also includes convictions for escape, burglary and drug charges.