AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives are back in custody this week. Joshua Dee Daniels, of Midland, was arrested on Aug. 23 in Aransas Pass. David Ramirez Mojica, of Midland, was arrested on Aug. 24 in Midland. The arrests were not from tips, so no rewards will be paid.
Joshua Dee Daniels, 39, was arrested after turning himself into the Aransas Pass Police Department. He was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List on July 21. Daniels had been wanted since January 2020, when he violated his parole and absconded from Midland. A warrant for sexual assault was also issued in December 2020 by the Aransas Pass Police Department.
In 2008 and 2009, Daniels was convicted on 11 counts of burglary of a habitation, engaging in organized criminal activity and assault against a public servant, and was sentenced to 25 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. He was released on parole in 2018. For more information, view his captured bulletin.
David Ramirez Mojica, 50, was captured by the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents and the Midland County Sheriff’s Office in the parking lot of a restaurant. He was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List on Aug. 20. Mojica had been wanted since September 2020, when he violated his parole and a warrant was issued. Warrants were also issued in February and March 2021, for possession of a controlled substance and bail jumping/failure to appear by the Ector County and Scurry County sheriff’s offices.
In 2006, Mojica was convicted on four counts of aggravated robbery and received 20 years in a TDCJ prison. He was released on parole in 2018. In August 2020, Mojica was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Scurry County. For more information, view his captured bulletin.
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 Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders. So far this year DPS and other agencies have arrested 15 of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including four gang members and seven sex offenders. In addition, $20,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that have yielded arrests.
To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following methods:
1. Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
2. Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, then clicking on the link under their picture.
3. 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.
Don’t try to apprehend fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.