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FBI searching for violent Dallas fugitive
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Aug 4, 2017
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DALLAS, TX) - The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information directly leading to the arrest of Mark Anthony Ponce, who may be using the alias “Juan Pablo Hernández Villalón.” Ponce is a violent fugitive wanted for capital murder and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Mark Anthony Ponce is being sought in connection to a murder.  On September 17, 2014, Ponce allegedly kicked in the front door of his ex-girlfriend’s Dallas, Texas apartment.  He then allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend multiple times, killing him.  Ponce immediately left the scene of the crime.

Ponce was charged with capital murder on September 18, 2014, and the state of Texas issued a warrant for his arrest.  He is believed to have fled to Mexico to avoid arrest and prosecution.  As a result, on November 19, 2014, a federal arrest warrant for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution was issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. 

Ponce is described as a 23-year-old Hispanic male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 220 pounds, with black hair and black eyes.  He has a mole beneath his lower lip.  Ponce may be using the alias “Juan Pablo Hernández Villalón.”  He is believed to be living in either Aguascalientes, Mexico or San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for any information directly leading to the arrest of Ponce.  Individuals with information concerning Ponce should take no action themselves, but are asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).  Tips can also be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov.  For possible sightings outside the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

REWARD

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Mark Anthony Ponce.

REMARKS

Ponce may travel to the following areas: Dallas, Texas; Aguascalientes, Mexico; and Valles, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

CAUTION

On September 17, 2014, Mark Anthony Ponce allegedly kicked in the front door of his ex-girlfriend's apartment in Dallas, Texas. Ponce allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend, who was visiting at the time. Ponce immediately fled the scene of the crime.

After a local arrest warrant was issued for Ponce, he was charged with capital murder on September 18, 2014. A federal arrest warrant was issued on November 19, 2014, by the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, after Ponce was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS AND MAY HAVE VIOLENT TENDENCIES

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.