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West Texas gang member on state's most wanted sex offender list caught

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A prison gang member on the Texas 10 Most Wanted sex offender list has been captured in El Paso.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says 48-year-old Daniel Garcia Brown was arrested Friday near an apartment.

Records show Brown in 1999 was convicted of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping in an attack on a woman in Midland County. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.

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Brown in 2010 was convicted for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements and was sentenced to 25 years.

Brown was paroled in mid-2016, ordered to stay at an El Paso halfway house and was allowed to work. He failed to return to the residence on Aug. 5. Warrants were issued for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Daniel Garcia Brown, 47, of El Paso, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list.

A cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Brown, a confirmed member of the West Texas Tangos gang, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and parole violation.

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Brown has ties to El Paso and Midland. He has been wanted since he escaped from an El Paso facility in August where he had been placed in June 2016 following his parole on a failure to register conviction.

In 1999, Brown was convicted of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping for an incident in Midland County involving a 24-year-old woman.

Brown is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 225 pounds. He has a tattoo of "GARCIA" on his upper back and additional tattoos on his chest, left shoulder, both upper arms, and the back of his neck. Brown may also be known by the first name of "Danny."

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:

Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). Text the letters "DPS" - followed by your tip - to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone. Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture. Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section). Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en). All tips are anonymous - regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

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