Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree; Murder in the Second Degree

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September 25, 2017

New Top Ten Fugitive

Update: Santiago Villalba Mederos was arrested without incident in Tenancingo, Estado de Mexico, Mexico, on Friday, June 5, 2020.


"Pucho", "Stretch", Santiago Mederes, Santiago Mederos, Santiago V. Mederos, Santiago Medeors, Santiago Villalva Mederos


Date(s) of Birth Used June 5, 1991
Place of Birth Tacoma, Washington
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Height 5'10"
Weight 140 pounds
Sex Male
Race White (Hispanic)
Nationality American
Scars and Marks Mederos has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the letter "S" and a tattoo on his right shoulder of the letter "E".


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Santiago Villalba Mederos.


Mederos is a known member of the Eastside Lokotes Sureno (ELS) gang. He has ties to Washington State and the states of Guerrero and Morelos in Mexico.  Mederos speaks both English and Spanish.


Santiago Villalba Mederos, aka "Pucho", is wanted for his alleged involvement in several crimes committed in Tacoma, Washington, in 2010. In February, Mederos allegedly fired multiple shots into a random car, killing a 20-year-old girl and seriously wounding her brother. During a fight in March, Mederos allegedly fired a single gunshot towards bystanders, striking and killing an innocent 21-year-old male victim. Mederos was charged with multiple counts for both of these crimes in the Superior Court of Washington for Pierce County, and local arrest warrants were issued for him. On September 30, 2016, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Mederos in the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Tacoma, Washington, after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.


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