Member of Texas Mexican Mafia arrested

Staff Reports

AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Guadalupe Cano is back in custody following his arrest on May 13 in Robstown. No Crime Stoppers Reward will be paid.

Guadalupe Cano, 54, of Robstown. Photo attributed to Texas DPS.

Guadalupe Cano, 54, of Robstown, is a member of the Texas Mexican Mafia. He was arrested at a house by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents and Texas Highway Patrol Troopers, with members of the Robstown Police Department assisting.

Cano had been wanted since March 2021, when the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for his arrest for a probation violation and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

In 1984, Cano was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to six years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. In 1995, he was convicted of burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to 18 years in a TDCJ prison.

In 2019, Cano was given six years of probation for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. He was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List on May 6, 2022. For more information, view Cano’s captured bulletin.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Commission, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders.

So far in 2022, DPS and other agencies have arrested 27 people off the lists, including 10 gang members and 15 sex offenders. In addition, $46,000 in rewards has been paid for tips that yielded arrests.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about and then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous — regardless of how they are submitted — and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders Lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.

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