Texas 'Most Wanted' fugitive surrenders in Houston area

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Friday, May 6, 2016

AUSTIN, TX -- A man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list is back behind bars after he surrendered to authorities in Channelview.

Danny Ray Ferguson Jr., 39, was taken into custody Tuesday by the Harris County Joint Task Force, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety statement. He was wanted for parole violation.

Ferguson, a member of the Aryan Circle, was convicted in 2013 of assault and received a three-year prison sentence, according to DPS. His criminal history also includes unlawful possession of firearm by felon, evading arrest and terroristic threat.

Ferguson's arrest marks the seventh Most Wanted arrest of 2016. Four sex offenders and two other gang members have been nabbed across the state, and $12,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted those arrests.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:

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.

Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).

Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).

All tips are anonymous - regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists - with photos - on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.