The Texas Department of Public Safety says a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive with ties to Northeast Texas is now in custody after being captured in California.

Authorities say 32 year old Blake Everett Reed was wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, harassment of public servant, assault of public servant, assault, and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. The arrest was not the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, and no reward will be paid.

Working off investigative information, members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit and Gang Task Force apprehended Reed without incident at a residence in Cayucos, California. The investigation that resulted in Reed’s arrest was a multi-agency effort that included other law enforcement agencies from both Texas and California. Texas Department of Public Safety Special Agents also assisted.

Reed is a violent criminal, with ties to Wood and Smith counties in Northeast Texas, who had been wanted since May 2017.

Reed’s apprehension marks the first Texas 10 Most Wanted program arrest in 2018. Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.

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