AUSTIN -- A Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive is now in custody after being captured Sunday afternoon in California.
Blake Everett Reed, 32, was wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, harassment of public servant, assault of public servant, assault, and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. Reed, who had been wanted since May 2017, has ties to Wood and Smith counties in Texas.
Working off investigative information, authorities apprehended Reed without incident at a residence in Cayucos, California. The investigation was part of a multi-agency effort that included other law enforcement agencies from both Texas and California, including Texas DPS.
The arrest was not the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, and no reward will be paid.
Reed’s apprehension marks the first Texas 10 Most Wanted program arrest in 2018. 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.