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Hours after Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender list released
subject arrested in San Jacinto County
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING -- Hours after the Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender list was released to the public, Department of Public Safety (DPS) offi cers arrested one of the men featured on it. Gabriel Pena, 41, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a citizen called the tip line and provided Pena’s location in San Jacinto County. Pena was arrested without incident by DPS agents and Highway Patrol troopers at his place of employment. Pena was wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Offi ce for failure to register as a sex offender. He has convictions for sexual assault and driving under the infl uence of drugs. By the end of the day on Wednesday, 11 tips regarding the possible location of several people on the Most Wanted Sex Offenders list had been received. “We are p l e a s e d that releasing the list led to an arrest and e n c o u r - age others with information about these sex offenders to call the tip line. With citizens’ tips and continued coverage by the news media, we will bring these fugitives to justice and make our communities safer,” said DPS Director Steven Mc- Craw.