Three of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted offenders are back in custody following their recent arrests. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Raynaldo Tijerina, of San Antonio, was arrested September 6, in Fort Stockton. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders Steven Powers, of Teague, was also arrested September 6, in Atlanta, Ga., and Columbus Johnson, of Wharton, was arrested September 8, in Rosenburg.

Raynaldo Farias Tijerina, 44, affiliated with the Tango Blast gang, was arrested in Fort Stockton by members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, including DPS Special Agents from San Antonio and West Texas, along with members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force in the Rio Grande Valley. The Pecos County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the arrest. Tijerina had been wanted since October 2021, when the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office issued two warrants for his arrest for invasive visual recording and possession of child pornography. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a warrant for Tijerina’s arrest the following month for a parole violation.

In 1995, Tijerina was convicted of murder and was sentenced to 30 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. While in prison, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to an additional 15 years. Tijerina was released on parole in January 2017. For more information, view his captured bulletin at https://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/MostWanted/CapturedDetails?id=531

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