Fugitive from Ferris arrested in McAllen

Ferris, TX - Authorities have arrested two fugitives who were on the Texas’ 10 Most Wanted offenders list, including one suspect from Ferris.  Marcus Jarmine Wallace, 40, was arrested Jan. 18 in a shopping center parking lot in McAllen, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Officials said Wallace had been wanted since November 2020, when the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for aggravated promotion of prostitution and online promotion of prostitution.

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Marcus Jarmine Wallace

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles also issued a warrant for a parole violation in February 2021. Wallace was initially convicted in 2006 for engaging in organized criminal activity and bail jumping/failure to appear. He was sentenced to 15 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. In 2013, Wallace was convicted of evading arrest/detention with a previous conviction and sentenced to six months in prison. He was released on parole in May 2020.

Working off investigative information, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents coordinated with Texas Highway Patrol to locate and arrest him. Wallace, who is affiliated with the Crips gang, was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List on Jan. 18, the same day he was arrested.

In addition, Bobby Joe Flores Jr., 34, of Duncanville, was arrested by Los Angeles Police officers at an apartment. He was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List on Sept. 28, 2021, and was the January featured fugitive. Flores had been wanted by authorities 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 warrant in January 2020 for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

In 2008, Flores was convicted of child molesting/intercourse involving a 1-year-old girl in Indiana and was sentenced to two years in the Indiana Department of Correction. In 2010, he was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Indiana and sentenced to 18 months in prison. In addition, his previous sentence was increased to six years. In 2014, Flores moved to Texas and was required to register as a sex offender in Duncanville where he lived.

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Bobby Joe Flores Jr. 

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 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, $6,000 in rewards has been paid 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 – 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 Fugitives and Sex Offenders lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.

Residents are urged to not attempt to apprehend these fugitives as they are considered armed and dangerous.

Source: Waxahachie Daily Light