Luling fugitive captured by US Marshals
UPDATE: Officials with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force say Avery Anthony Houston has been captured.
Further details were not immediately available.
A 30-year-old Luling man who's racked up 12 arrests is now on the run. It started with a call to Luling police in February.
"The Luling Police Department received a phone call about a subject removing tires and rims from a parked vehicle that was not occupied," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla.
The person got away, but he left a big clue behind.
"What he did leave behind was evidence to identify himself and that's the ankle monitor that was on his ankle while he was on probation," said Filla.
That ankle monitor identified the suspect as 30-year-old Avery Anthony Houston, a man who's racked up a long list of arrests since he was just 14-years-old.
"He's been in and out of jail on violations such as assault, assault bodily injury, theft, crimes where he has victims," said Filla.
Most recently, he was out on bond for charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and aggravated robbery - a case where he stole an elderly woman's purse at a Luling HEB.
"Unlawful possession of a firearm as well as aggravated robbery, those are two serious charges. You're looking at a convicted felon, someone with a weapon, so there's a lot of danger there," said Filla.
Authorities are focusing their search on the Luling and Caldwell county area. If you have any information about Avery Anthony Houston, call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.