The Department of Public Safety says that two men featured on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list are now back in custody.
33-year-old Eric Munoz was arrested on May 4th in Donna Texas during Operation Lone Star with DPS Special Agents and Texas Highway Patrol Troopers during a traffic stop.
Munoz was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list on April 29, 2021. He was released from prison in 2017 and was placed on parole. Munoz had been wanted by authorities since Oct. 25, 2020, after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a parole violation warrant for his arrest. Previously, he had been convicted of multiple criminal offenses, including unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
39-year old Marcus Lee Torres was arrested on May 7th following a citizen’s call of a suspicious person in Snyder where Officers arrested him on a residential street following a short foot pursuit.
Torres had been wanted by law enforcement since he was released from a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Facility on Jan. 30, 2020, and failed to report to his parole officer. He had an active arrest warrant for a parole violation. An additional warrant for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements was issued by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in April 2020. Torres was sentenced to 30 years in a TDCJ prison after he was convicted in Nolan County on two counts of aggravated sexual assault for sexually assaulting two young boys, ages 7 and 9.
You can always send in tips to the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-8477 or the DPS website.