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Ten Most Wanted Fugitives From Mt Pleasant, Marble Falls And Pearsall Captured

Marshall Willard Brown
Richard Anthony Banda
Christopher Wayne Davis II

AUSTIN – Three of Texas’ Ten Most Wanted Fugitives are back in custody following their arrests. Marshall Willard Brown was arrested Dec. 1 in Austin, Richard Anthony Banda was arrested Dec. 2 in Dilley, and Christopher Wayne Davis II was arrested Dec. 6 in Longview. Unfortunately, the DPS will not pay any rewards.

Marshall Willard Brown, 45, of Marble Falls, is affiliated with the Aryan Circle gang. He was arrested at a hotel in northwest Austin by members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, including the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Office of Inspector General, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement Office assisted in the multi-agency investigation. They added Brown to the Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on Nov. 29, 2021, two days before his arrest.

They had wanted Brown since June 2020, when the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office issued two bond revocations. The initial charges were for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful firearm possession by a felon. In 1999, Brown was convicted of burglary of a habitation and sentenced to eight years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. In 2013, he was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to five years in prison. In December 2019, Brown was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force after a standoff in Spicewood. He was released on bond the following month. For more information, view his captured bulletin.

Richard Anthony Banda, 34, of Pearsall, was arrested at home in Dilley by members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, including DPS Special Agents. The Highway Patrol, Frio County Sheriff’s Office, and Dilley Police Department assisted in the multi-agency investigation. As a result, they added Banda to the Top Ten Fugitives list on Oct. 21, 2021.

The DPS had wanted Banda since April 2020, when the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a warrant for a parole violation. The Frio County Sheriff’s Office also issued two summonses in November 2020 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In 2014, Banda was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and received six years of probation, and in 2018, they revoked his probation and sentenced him to three years in a TDCJ prison. However, they released him on parole in March 2020. For more information, view his captured bulletin.

Christopher Wayne Davis II, 29, of Mt. Pleasant, was arrested in Longview following a traffic stop by the Longview Police Department, coordinating with DPS Special Agents. As a result, they added Davis to the Texas Gen Most Wanted Fugitives list on Nov. 29, 2021.

The DPS had want4d him since May 2021, when the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a warrant for a parole violation. Later that month, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. In 2016, a court convicted Davis on two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity and sentenced him to probation. In 2017, he was convicted of burglary of a habitation and received five years in a TDCJ prison. They revoked Davis’ probation, and he released him on parole in May 2020. For more information, view his captured bulletin.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division funds, offers cash rewards to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ Ten Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far this year, DPS and other agencies have arrested 33 criminals, including 12 gang members and 16 sex offenders. In addition, the DPS has paid $68,500 in rewards for tips that yielded arrests.

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

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous — regardless of how they are submitted — tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders Lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.

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