Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive arrested in Arkansas

Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Patrick Neal Nerren, 50, was captured on Aug. 13 in Arkansas. Nerren, who is affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang, was wanted for a parole violation and multiple felonies, including unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, evading arrest/detention with a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested following a Crime Stoppers tip, and a reward of $7,500 will be paid.

Working off information garnered from a tip, members of the U.S. Marshals Eastern Arkansas Fugitive Task Force, in coordination with the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force and DPS Special Agents, located and arrested Nerren at a residence in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Nerren had been wanted since October 2019, when he absconded from his last known address in Point Blank, Texas. For more information, view his captured bulletin.

So far this year, DPS and other agencies have arrested eight Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including seven gang members. In addition, $20,000 in rewards have been paid for tips that have yielded arrests.

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.

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

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • 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 by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip numbers instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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