Wanted by the FBI: Top Ten Fugitive Walter Yovany Gomez

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Walter Yovany Gomez was arrested without incident on August 11, 2017, in Woodbridge, Virginia.


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8/12/2017 Update: FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Walter Yovany Gomez was arrested without incident on August 11, 2017, in Woodbridge, Virginia. Details

Mollie Halpern: A violent gang member is the newest addition to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

An up to $100,000 reward is available for information leading directly to the arrest of Walter Yovany Gomez.

Leadership from the MS-13 gang in Plainfield, New Jersey ordered Gomez to kill his friend for associating with a rival gang. Gomez and another gang member attacked his friend after a night of drinking in May of 2011. Case agent Daniel Brunner…

Daniel Brunner: They hit him on the head with a baseball bat, sliced his throat, and stabbed him on his back 17 times.

Halpern: When police tried to arrest Gomez…

Brunner: He jumped out the second-floor window of his home and escaped into the city of Plainfield.

Halpern: The next day, gang members drove Gomez from New Jersey to Maryland to hide out with MS-13 members there.

Gomez, also known as Cholo, is a native of Honduras. Report tips to 1-800-CALL FBI or contact your nearest American Embassy or Consulate. With Wanted by the FBI, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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