Fugitive involved in assault of DPS trooper sought

Alfredo Rangel, 37, added to Texas 10 Most Wanted list

AUSTIN, Texas – A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a Laredo man recently added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list by the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Texas Crime Stoppers is offering $7,500 for information on Alfredo Rangel, 37, according to a press release.

Rangel, who has suspected ties to the Texas Mexican Mafia gang, is wanted on charges of parole violation, larceny and engaging in organized criminal activity. His criminal history includes the aggravated assault of a public servant, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

In 2000, Rangel, along with two accomplices, was involved in the violent assault of a DPS trooper on Interstate 35 near Cotulla, officials said. In the assault, the trooper's firearm was taken and he was left injured on the road. Rangel and his accomplices were later captured in Laredo. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison, but was paroled in 2012.

Rangel is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has a scar above his right eye and another on his stomach, as well as a mole above his right eye.

There are five ways for the public to provide anonymous tips: