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Prison gang member with Houston ties makes Texas 10 most-wanted list

Dale Lezo, Houston Chronicle
Updated 11:52 am, Thursday, March 28, 2013

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A 28-year-old man wanted for aggravated robbery in Spring is among the top 10 most-wanted fugitives in the state

Gus Matthew Soto is wanted for allegedly robbing a person at a home in Spring, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Troopers said Soto and an accomplice allegedly assaulted and robbed the victim at gunpoint.

Soto, troopers added, has friends and relatives in Spring, The Woodlands and Dallas. Troopers said he is a member of the Texas Syndicate prison gang and his criminal history includes robbery, assault causing bodily injury, assault of a public servant, drug possession, violation of protective order and criminal trespass.

Soto is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 225 pounds. He has several tattoos, including: "Soto" across his upper back; "Perdoname Madre Por Mi Vida Loca" across his chest; two teardrops on his left cheek; "Torez" on the inside of his left forearm; a demon face with horns on his right arm; "Alexis" on the right side of his neck; and the Houston Texans team logo on the right side of his neck.

Troopers said Soto is known to work landscaping jobs.

Anyone with information about Soto or his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text the letters DPS and tips to 274637 (CRIMES) A reward of $7,500 has been offered for information leading to Soto's capture.