Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s release of a list of the top ten most wanted illegal aliens in Texas, another man from the list has been captured.  

Department of Public Safety special agents from the Criminal Investigations Division arrested Victor Hugo Chox Gonzalez yesterday in Fort Worth. 

Gonzalez, 38, also happened to be the number one most wanted fugitive on Abbott’s list—with a posted reward of up to $5,000. He was booked in the Tarrant County jail. 

Gonzalez was wanted for numerous crimes including aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecent sexual contact with a minor, and failing to ID as a fugitive. 

His criminal history includes child cruelty resulting in the possibility of either injury or death, familial assault, driving while under the influence of drugs with a child under 15 years old, and other illegal activities. 

A DPS press release explains that “Chox Gonzalez is a criminal illegal immigrant from Mexico with ties to Tarrant County, including the cities of Pantego and Arlington.”

“In 2016, he was convicted of driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15 and assault causing bodily injury to a family member,” DPS continued. “That same year, Chox Gonzalez was removed from the United States.” 

He was arrested again in 2021 in Tarrant County for assault and “failure to identify/giving false/fictitious information” and was bonded out of incarceration. 

Last year, the Arlington Police Department issued warrants for his arrest for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecent sexual contact with a child. 

“The #1 MOST WANTED criminal on Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants List has been arrested!” celebrated Gov. Abbott on X. “That’s one more dangerous criminal off our streets and out of our communities.”

“Texas won’t stop until all criminals on this list are behind bars,” he added. 

Will Biagini

Will was born in Louisiana and raised in a military family. He currently serves as a journalist with Texas Scorecard. Previously, he was a senior correspondent for Campus Reform.