HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive, who is an Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang member, was captured near Houston last week — the second capture of a Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive this month.
Working off of investigative information, members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force captured 45-year-old Dennis Ray Pace at a residence in Channelview, Texas, on August 20, 2020.
During Pace's arrest, U.S. Marshals were assisted by Texas Department of Public Safety Special Agents and the multi-agency investigation was aided by the Texas Department of Public Safety's Highway Patrol, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Office of Inspector General, and the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
In 2001, Pace was convicted in Harris County, Texas, on two counts of aggravated robbery and subsequently sentenced to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In September 2017, he was released on parole.
On March 27, 2020, authorities in Harris County issued an arrest warrant for Pace on a charge for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and, on April 3, 2020, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a parole violation warrant for Pace's arrest.
Pace's latest charge was in connection with an aggravated robbery on September 13, 2019, at a smoke shop in the 15000 block of East Freeway in Channelview. Pace, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by MyTexasDaily.com, displayed a tire iron and demanded the money out of the register.
His criminal history includes charges for aggravated robbery, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and theft of property.
The arrest is the second capture of a Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive this month. As first reported by MyTexasDaily.com, on August 13, 2020, Patrick Neal Nerren, who was also an Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang member, was arrested in North Little Rock, Arkansas.