Being on a top 10 most wanted list is not something most people aspire to. Whether you were caught up in an investigation by being in the wrong place at the wrong time or are mistaken for someone else, being wanted is a tough position to be in.
Marshals and the Department of Public Safety recently arrested a 20-year-old man who is listed on Texas’s top 10 most wanted fugitives list. The man, arrested on Sept. 17, is allegedly affiliated with the Bloods gang. The warrants out for his arrest included warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated robbery.
Denton and Tarrant counties had both issued multiple warrants for the man in March 2019 after he was accused of aggravated robbery. Another warrant was issued for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in June in Bexar County.
The interesting thing about the Top 10 fugitives list in Texas is that nine of those individuals listed are alleged gang members. This year, in 2020, all 10 people on the list have been arrested.
What should you do if a warrant is out for your arrest?
In this case, the young man did not turn himself in. If you find out that there is a warrant out for your arrest, then it’s important that you do recognize this and take care of the situation. If the authorities know where you are, you may be surprised when you’re arrested at work or home.
It’s a better idea to reach out to your attorney to clarify what the warrant is for and to get more information about what you should do next. It may be wise to have your attorney come to the police station with you if you intend to turn yourself in. That way, someone will be there to protect you from the moment that you step into the police station.
Your attorney will talk with you about the options that you have when you ask about the warrant. They will start helping you build a defense and give you support as you take the right steps to get this situation resolved and the criminal allegations taken care of.