US Marshals searching for fugitive with ties to Austin area
Authorities are looking for a man they say can't stop breaking the law. Raymond Patrick Hernandez, 43, was originally sentenced to prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
"That charge dates back to 2011 where he was sentenced to 63 months followed by three years of supervised release," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla.
Since his initial release, Hernandez hasn't been able to stay out of trouble.
"This is the second time on this originating case where he now has a federal warrant issued for his arrest," said Filla.
Most recently, it happened when Hernandez was let out of prison in October 2017.
"He reports to the Austin probation office within 48 hours, he's tested there at the probation office, and he fails that test, where he tests positive for amphetamines," said Filla.
Authorities say criminals like this have a high likelihood of reoffending.
"I think an individual like this does have the propensity to be violent," said Filla.
Hernandez does have family and associates in the Austin area and has several recognizable tattoos.
"On his left arm he has a full sleeve, as well as his right arm with the full sleeve. On his chest he has roman numerals, as well as the number four and the number one on his torso," said Filla.
He also is known to go by the alias, "The Rat."
If you have any information on Hernandez's whereabouts, call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.