Wanted fugitive still on the run

Wanted fugitive still on the run

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a dangerous fugitive, 23-year-old Carlos Efren Rodriguez. According to information from JCSO, the known gang member is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and should be considered armed and dangerous. No attempt should be made to detain him.

According to a news release from sheriff’s office, Rodriguez is accused of shooting his girlfriend's brother and her uncle and assaulting a third person in the 2800 block of 10th Street in Port Arthur on March 29.

Rodriguez is described as 6 foot in height, weighing 200 pounds. He is believed to be in the company of his 20-year-old girlfriend, Karina Pastrana and has been reported to be back and forth from Houston, Cleveland and Port Arthur.

Anyone with information on the location of the wanted fugitive should call Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477) or go to www.BeaumontCrimeStoppers.com or text BMT plus your tip to CRIMES. All tips are anonymous, and Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information resulting in the arrest of Rodriguez.