Man with ties to Houston area added to Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list

DPS says Gus Matthew Soto, 28, is a Texas Syndicate gang member who has a violent criminal past and is wanted for parole violation and aggravated robbery. Soto has relatives and friends living in Dallas, Spring and The Woodlands, and he has held jobs in landscaping. A $7,500 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture.
March 28, 2013 8:34:21 AM PDT
The Texas Department of Public Safety has added a new suspect, who has ties to the Houston area, to the state's 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list.

According to DPS, Gus Matthew Soto, 28, is a Texas Syndicate gang member who has a violent criminal past and is wanted for parole violation and aggravated robbery. Soto's criminal history includes robbery, assault causing bodily injury, assault of a public servant, drug possession, violation of protective order and criminal trespass.

Soto is wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for his alleged participation in an aggravated robbery that occurred at a residence in Spring, where Soto and an accomplice allegedly assaulted and robbed the victim at gunpoint.

Soto has relatives and friends living in Dallas, Spring and The Woodlands, and he has held jobs in landscaping.

Soto is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 225 pounds. He has various tattoos, including: "Soto" across his upper back; "Perdoname Madre Por Mi Vida Loca" across his chest; two teardrops on his left cheek; "Torez" on the inside of his left forearm; a demon face with horns on his right arm; "Alexis" on the right side of his neck; and the Houston Texans team logo on the right side of his neck.

A $7,500 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture. All tips can be offered anonymously.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in three different ways:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Text the letters DPS -- followed by your tip -- to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture to submit a web tip.
  • Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous, and tipsters will be given a tip number. You do not have to give your name. Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives yourself. Authorities say they are considered armed and dangerous.
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