The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Gus Matthew Soto, 28, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list, and a $7,500 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture. The Texas Syndicate gang member has a violent criminal past and is wanted for parole violation and aggravated robbery. All tips can be offered anonymously.
Soto has relatives and friends living in Dallas, Spring and The Woodlands, and he has held jobs in landscaping. 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 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. For more information, please view his wanted bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=191.
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 Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.
There are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:
• 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).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
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.