AUSTIN, Texas — Two fugitives from the Texas 10 Most Wanted list have been captured, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The fugitives, Clifford Milton, 24; and Rodrigo Flores, 34, who is affiliated with the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, were both captured on March 29.
Milton was arrested in Texas City in Galveston County; and Flores was arrested in Puerto Rico, according to a DPS release. Both arrests came as the results of Crime Stoppers tips, and rewards of up to $7,500 will be paid.
Working off tip information, members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force, including DPS special agents, apprehended Milton without incident following a traffic stop. Milton had been wanted since November 2018, for trafficking of child, engaging in organized criminal activity and compelling prostitution. His violent criminal history consists of arrests for assault and weapons offenses.
Working off tip information, the Criminal Investigations Corps of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, apprehended Flores with the coordination of the U.S. Marshals Service – District of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, including DPS special agents. Flores had been wanted since May 2018, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault of a family/household member. His violent criminal history includes a 2012 conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident in El Paso.
So far in 2019, DPS and other agencies have arrested nine Texas 10 most wanted fugitives and sex offenders, including five sex offenders and two gang members, and $20,000 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests