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Most Wanted Fugitives Captured

Bobby Joe Flores, Jr.

Marcus Jarmine Wallace

AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ Ten Most Wanted offenders are back in custody following their arrests earlier this month, including one fugitive and one sex offender. They arrested Texas Ten Most Wanted Sex Offender Bobby Joe Flores, Jr., on Jan. 16 in Los Angeles. They captured Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Marcus Jarmine Wallace on Jan. 18 in McAllen. A Crime Stoppers will pay the reward in the Flores’ arrest. 

Bobby Joe Flores Jr., 34, of Duncanville, was arrested by Los Angeles Police officers at an apartment. He was added to the Texas Ten Most Wanted Sex Offenders List on Sept. 28, 2021, and was the January featured fugitive. Authorities had wanted Flores since October 2019, when the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest for continuous sexual abuse of a young child. The Duncanville Police Department also issued a summons in January 2020 for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

In 2008, a court convicted Flores of child molesting/intercourse involving a one-year-old girl in Indiana and sentenced him to two years in the Indiana Department of Correction. In 2010, the court convicted him of not registering as a sex offender in Indiana and sentenced him to 18 months. In addition, they increased his previous sentence to six years. In 2014, Flores moved to Texas and was required to register as a sex offender in Duncanville, where he lived. For more details, view his captured bulletin.

Marcus Jarmine Wallace, 40, of Ferris, was arrested in the parking lot of a shopping center in McAllen. Working off investigative information, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents coordinated with Texas Highway Patrol to locate and arrest him. Wallace, affiliated with the Crips gang, was added to the Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List on Jan. 18, the same day he was arrested.

Authorities had wanted Wallace since November 2020, when the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for aggravated promotion of prostitution and online promotion of prostitution. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles also issued a contract for a parole violation in February 2021. A court initially convicted Wallace in 2006 for engaging in organized criminal activity and bail jumping/failure to appear. They sentenced him to 15 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. In 2013, they convicted Wallace of evading arrest/detention with a previous conviction and sentenced him to six months. They released him on parole in May 2020. For more details, 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’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far in 2022, DPS and other agencies have arrested three Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including one gang member and two sex offenders. In addition, Texas DPS has paid $6,000 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.