AUSTIN – Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, 20, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured Saturday near Arlington, Virginia. Herrera-Hernandez (aka “Terror”), who is affiliated with the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, was wanted on two counts of murder. The arrest was not the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, and no reward will be paid.
Working off investigative information, authorities with the Texas Anti-Gang Center in Houston, including Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents, the FBI and the Houston Police Department, coordinated efforts with authorities in northern Virginia to locate and apprehend Herrera-Hernandez. Multiple federal and local agencies were involved in the arrest.
Herrera-Hernandez was being sought in connection with a June 2016 murder in Missouri City (Fort Bend County), and a Harris County murder on July 9, 2017. The El Salvadorian national has been residing illegally in the U.S. For more information, see his captured bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/capturedDetails.aspx?id=375.
So far in 2017, DPS and other agencies have arrested 18 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including eight sex offenders and 10 gang members, and $48,000 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
- Text the letters “DPS” – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
- Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
- Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
- Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.