Texas Operation ‘Lucky Charm’ Results in 21 Sex Offender-Related Arrests: Attorney General

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The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Texas arrested 21 suspects for sex offender-related offenses during an cognition earlier this year, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday.

Between August and September of 2021, the Houston Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) participated successful cognition “Lucky Charm” which focused connected the apprehension of suspects who person failed to registry arsenic enactment offenders and who had sex offender registration usurpation warrants originating from the Houston metro area.

“This operation, funded by the US Marshals Office, allowed Houston FAU investigators to work tirelessly to people enactment offenders,” the OAG said.

The 21 suspects arrested were named as William Nicks, Luis Ovall, Jimmie Culton, Richard Trahan, George Wynn, Felipe Ramon Corona, Kenneth Doyle Elms, Daniel Castillo, David Garcia, Ronald Peeples, Charles Wayne Sherrill, Garry Dwayne Davis, and Jonathan Kurt Young; each of whom are from Harris country.

Stephen Jay Cooke from Matagorda county, Edgar Lee Walker from Angelina county, Randall Jay Perry from Hidalgo county, Jason Mathew Bulgier from Brazoria county, Larry Elton Clark from Galveston county, Garland Dwain Cavit from Dallas region and Richard Filcher and James Dean Martin from Montgomery region were besides among those arrested.

Last week 1 of the apical 10 wanted enactment offenders successful Texas was arrested in Canyon, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced.

Cory Lee Reed, 30, was located and arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force, including DPS Special Agents, astatine his location code connected Oct. 14. Dalhart PD assisted successful the fugitive investigation.

In 2010, Reed was convicted of 2 counts of intersexual battle of a kid pursuing incidents involving a 14-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 10 years probation. In 2011, Reed was convicted of nonaccomplishment to comply with a enactment offender’s work to registry and received 5 years probation. But successful 2012, his probation was revoked for Sexual Assault of a Child (X2) and Failure to Comply with Sex Offender’s Duty to Register, and helium received 2 8-year sentences and a one-year condemnation to beryllium served concurrently. Reed was released connected parole successful March 2019.

Reed is 1 of 2 of Texas’ Most Wanted now successful custody pursuing their arrests. On Oct. 13, 1 day prior to his apprehension, Alberto Mendoza, 21, of Dallas, was arrested by Dallas Police officers astatine a location connected the southbound side, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Mendoza was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List connected Sept. 7 and had been wanted by authorities since December 2020 for engaging successful organized transgression enactment and a parole violation.

In 2016, helium was convicted connected 4 counts of aggravated battle with a deadly limb and sentenced to 8 years successful a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. Mendoza was released connected parole successful November 2018.

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles had besides issued a Parole Violation warrant for his apprehension connected Dec. 23, 2020.

Katabella Roberts

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