Exploring The Deadly Pursuits of Eight Most Wanted Fugitives!
You can find several “Most Wanted” lists on the Texas Department of Public Safety website. The Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and the Texas 10 Most Wanted S*x Offenders are two of these lists.
I’ve looked at the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List and the Fugitives Still Wanted List to find out which of these people are wanted for m*rder. I found 8, and one of them is a woman who is wanted for a m*rder that happened about 15 years ago and was sentenced to death.
Israel Aguirre is a dangerous criminal who has been arrested for ki!!ing, stealing, prostitution, and not having identification. He was arrested for stealing and ki!!ing in 2002. In 2003, he was found guilty of theft and sent to a TDCJ corrections center to do his time. Before being tried for m*rder, he was sent back to his home country after serving his term.
Aguirre was caught in Dallas, Texas, in 2005 for prostitution and not having ID. In 2002, he was charged with m*rder, but he said he wasn’t guilty and was let out on bond. Between 2005 and 2007, he went missing after going to court several times. The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office put out a warrant for Aguirre’s arrest for m*rder on September 9, 2007.
Juan Manuel De La Cruz
Juan Manuel De La Cruz was arrested for stealing and assaulting a woman in 1991. In 1992, he was charged with robbery and dangerous dr*gs again. De La Cruz was accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 1995.
He is said to have shot and ki!!ed a man in Dallas, Texas, on October 9, 2003. A m*rder warrant for De La Cruz was issued by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office a month later.
Ernesto Alonso Garcia is a member of the gang Texas Syndicate. He has ties to the Rio Grande Valley area, including the city of Edinburg. Garcia was found guilty of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in 2002 and sent to TDCJ jail for 7 years. In February 2011, an order for his arrest was issued by the U.S. Dr*g Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Marijuana Trafficking.
In Harlingen, Garcia is said to have stabbed another guy. The next month, multiple arrest warrants for Garcia were issued out of Cameron County for M*rder and Aggravated Assault.
Anthony Gonzales is from Corpus Christi and is a member of the Texas Mexican Mafia gang. Gonzales was given a 10-year prison term for burglary of a dwelling in 1992. In 2001, he was found guilty of having a controlled substance in his possession and trying to get away from the police by driving.
In July 2008, he and several other people were accused of being involved in a shooting at a Corpus Christi home that ki!!ed one ad*lt and hurt two children. Nueces County then issued arrest orders for Gonzales for m*rder, taking part in organized crime, and aggravated assault that caused serious bodily injury. In August 2008, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles put out an arrest warrant for him.
Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona
Carlos Alberto Gonzales-Barahona is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang and has ties to Houston. He is from El Salvador and has been kicked out of the United States more than once. After an event in Harris County in 2010, he was found guilty of Burglary of a Dwelling. In October 2013, he was sent back to El Salvador from the United States.
Gonzalez-Barahona is said to have shot and ki!!ed his ex-girlfriend at their apartment in northwest Houston on June 18, 2017. He is said to have left the Harris County area after the shooting and left the pickup truck he was driving in Wharton County near Hwy. 59. Since then, no one knows where he is. Before he left the truck on June 20, he is said to have taken the driver hostage with a gun in Brazoria County.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office put out an arrest warrant for Gonzalez-Barahona for m*rder on June 20, 2017. On July 6, 2017, he was wanted for Aggravated Kidnapping by the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office. Crime Stoppers of Houston will also pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to Gonzalez-Barahona being charged or arrested.
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Margaret Lorrain Smith
On August 6, 2007, Margaret Lorrain Smith was accused of paying a man to ki!! her husband, George Smith. An investigation showed that she brought him to Surfside Beach, Texas, late at night and left him sitting in the sand while the man she hired beat George to death with a metal object.
In September 2007, both Smith and the guy she hired were charged with capital m*rder. Smith has been on the run since Aug. 11, 2009, when she left the Brazoria County area while on bond and before the start of her trial. Her co-defendant was found guilty.
She was last seen on video getting into a maroon four-door sedan, probably a Lincoln Continental, at a Walmart near San Antonio. A reward of up to $7,500 is being given by Texas Crime Stoppers. Brazoria County Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of $5,000 for information that leads to Smith’s arrest.
Joshua Darnell Lockett is a member of the Bloods gang and has ties to Collin County, including the city of McKinney. Lockett was found guilty of Deadly Conduct-Discharge Firearm at Individual(s) in October 2019 and was then ordered to two years in TDCJ. Also, in October 2019, he was found guilty of evading arrest or detention and assaulting someone and given a sentence of sixty days in jail for each of these crimes.
In 2021, Lockett was let out of TDCJ. The last time he was caught was by the Plano Police Department in April 2023 for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. He was then released on bond. The McKinney Police Department issued arrest orders for him for m*rder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on July 5, 2023.
Collin County has also issued arrest warrants for him for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and two counts of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
Johnny Wilson has connections to both Houston, Texas and St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, which includes the cities of Washington and Opelousas. In 2019, Wilson was charged with m*rder and taken into custody by the Houston Police Department. He was then released on bond with an ankle watch, which has since been broken or taken off. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office put out an order for Wilson’s arrest for m*rder on February 23, 2023.