More than 40 Suspects in Custody Following DPS-Led Operation

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) led a multi-agency operation that concluded on Thursday, March 30, and resulted in the arrest of 45 suspects during a two-week operation in Lubbock, Abilene, Amarillo and Wichita Falls. The operation focused on the apprehension of wanted fugitives and vehicle theft in the Lubbock region.

The operation, led by DPS Special Agents, also resulted in the seizure of five weapons, a goose-neck trailer, two vehicles, one motorcycle, 14 grams of methamphetamine and two grams of cocaine.

DPS Special Agents were assisted by the DPS Highway Patrol, Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, South Plains Auto Theft Task Force, Lubbock Independent School District Police Department, Hockley County Sheriff’s Office, Terry County Sheriff’s Office, Garza County Sheriff’s Office, Potter County Sheriff’s Office, Randall County Sheriff’s Office, Gray County Sheriff’s Office, Amarillo Police Department, Wichita Falls Police Department and United States Marshals Service.

(News release from DPS)



  1. Jeffries, Arthur - Theft
  2. Cerda, Adrian - On-View; Possession of Cont. Substance PG 1 w/Intent to Deliver
  3. Grant, Michael - Theft
  4. Lara, Peter - Theft
  5. Reyna, Nathaniel - Burglary of a Habitation
  6. Hill,Gregory - Theft
  7. Jenkins, Natequa - Theft & Municipal Warrants
  8. Lewis, Timothy - Municipal Warrants
  9. Head, Dustin - Theft
  10. Turnbow, Carmon - Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  11. Ivey, Talon - Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  12. Mojica, Audrea - UUMV, Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Info, Evading
  13. Cardona III, Cardona - Municipal Warrants
  14. Cardona, Adrian - Theft & Possession of Marijuana
  15. Gutierrez, Gregory - Parole Violation, Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information    
  16. Cantu, Steven - Theft of Service
  17. Serrato, Steve - Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  18. Rathbun, Tasha - Fraud   
  19. Brooks, Ringo - Burglary of a building
  20. Rosales, Dominic - Poss. of Controlled Substance/ On-view Poss. of Marijuana under 2 oz.
  21. Moore, Shawn - Burglary of Habitation
  22. Perez, Chris - Blue warrant for Evading / Violate Protective order / Man/Del of a CS       
  23. Diaz, Celeste - On-View - Hindering Apprehension and Violate Protection order
  24. Smith, Ray Lee - Burglary of a Habitation / Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  25. Castro, Jonathan - Fraud- Illegal use/possession of Credit Card
  26. Navarrete, Matthew - Burglary of a Habitation
  27. Trevino, Mike - Burglary of a Habitation
  28. Strickland, Britton - Possession of Controlled Substance

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