February’s Featured Fugitive is a fugitive from McAllen, according to the Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has identified Raul Herrera Jr., 52, as the featured fugitive for the month of February. Herrera is one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.

The Texas DPS has increased the reward for any information that leads to the arrest of Herrera to $8,500 if the tip is received in the month of February.

According to the Texas DPS, Herrera is connected to the Rio Grande Valley area, specifically McAllen and Mexico.

According to the Texas DPS, Herrera has ties to the Tango Vallucos gang and has previously been associated with the Texas Syndicate gang.

In 1990, Herrera was found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault and received a 10-year prison sentence for his crimes.

In 2002, Herrera faced legal consequences when he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm. As a result, he was sentenced to serve 11 years for the drug charge and 9 years for the firearm charge, with both sentences being served concurrently.

Herrera was found guilty of money laundering in 2014 and received a three-year prison sentence.

In May 2023, authorities issued arrest warrants for Herrera in Hidalgo County. He is wanted for several charges, including aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing bodily injury to a family member, and violation of bond/protective order.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Herrera is a Hispanic man who stands at 5′8″ tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He is also adorned with tattoos on his chest and both arms.

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