Austin Police arrest Central Texas fugitive
UPDATE: U.S. Marshals says Ashanti Reynolds was arrested Tuesday by Austin Police. She is currently in custody in the Travis County Jail where she is facing charges for evading arrest.
Further details were not immediately available.
Authorities are looking for a woman who stopped reporting to her federal probation officer.
Ashanti Reynolds' criminal history goes back to 2002 when she was charged with assault in Bastrop County. Since then, she's racked up more than 10 additional charges including theft, forgery, and assault on a public servant.
Her most recent crime sentenced her to federal prison for more than five years.
"She was a co-conspirator in criminal activity here in Austin where the members of the conspiracy were stealing firearms from an individual known to have a lot of weapons," said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez.
Last month, shortly after getting out of a federal prison in Alabama, Reynolds disappeared.
"She was out for less than a year," said Gomez. "She made a futile effort to engage with a U.S. probation officer, make those efforts to meet the officer. Then at some point in time she quit reporting."
Authorities say Reynolds shows a pattern of committing crimes and they want to find her before it happens again.
"From 2002 to the present, if she was not confined to some form of institutional facility, she was out committing crime," said Gomez.
Reynolds has a long history in Bastrop County, but her last known address was at 9800 Parkfield Dr. in Austin.
If you have any information on Ashanti Reynolds call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.