GALVESTON, Texas — A Texas Most Wanted fugitive, a Crips gang member, was arrested yesterday in Galveston, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Working off of investigative information, members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force and Texas Department of Public Safety special agents located and arrested 33-year-old Randall Keith Murray in Galveston, Texas.
Murray was previously convicted in Galveston County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and subsequently sentenced to four years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In August 2019, Murray was released on parole and, approximately three months later, violated conditions of his parole.
In November 2019, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a parole violation warrant for Murray's arrest. Additionally, in May 2020, Galveston County authorities issued a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Murray's criminal history includes charges for unlawful carrying of a weapon, assault causes bodily injury to a family member, burglary of a building, burglary of a habitation, unauthorized use of a vehicle, interference with public duties, failure to identify, and possession of marijuana.
A $7,500 reward had been offered by the Texas Department of Public Safety for information leading to the capture of Murray. His arrest yesterday however, was not the result the result of a Texas Crime Stoppers tip.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, Galveston Police Department, and Texas Attorney General’s Office also assisted in the capture of Murray.