Austin, Texas (KWKT) — The reward for a Texas Most Wanted fugitive has increased to $17,500.
Any information leading to the arrest of Ernesto Alonso Garcia, 30, will be given the $17,500 reward if the tip comes in during the month of July.
Garcia is a Texas Syndicate gang member and has a violent criminal history. He is wanted for murder, aggravated assault and drug trafficking.
The suspect was last seen in Edinburg, Texas, he is a Mexican citizen who is legally residing in the United States as a permanent resident. He is wanted for the stabbing of two men, one of which whom died from his injuries, in 2011.
Garcia is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, he weights 155 pounds. He has more than 90 aliases and is known to go by two nicknames, Rooster and Gallito, he also has Garcia tattooed on his back.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact officials in any of the four different ways:
Call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-252-8477.
Text the letters DPS with your tip to 274637 from your cell phone.
Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking the link under their picture.
Finally, you can submit a tip via Facebook at www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link.
All calls, texts, emails, and Facebook tip messages are anonymous.
The following link, http://bit.ly/VqydsJ, explains the steps on how to submit a tip and how to receive your reward once the fugitive is captured.
Another reminder, do not attempted to catch these fugitives, they are considered armed and dangerous.