Police in Texas work tirelessly to keep us safe in the state.

Thanks to their efforts, we are able to feel safe in the Lone Star State. However, sometimes criminals get away from law enforcement for a period of time. These individuals, why they disappear, pose a major threat to Texas.

When they become an issue to our safety, they mind themselves upon the Texas Most Wanted list. Various people are placed on the list for many crimes, and Texans are encouraged to submit any reports of spotting one of the criminals.

One of these criminals, Steven Clay Leifeste, has finally been placed into custody after a long disappearance. Here are the details of his arrest.

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Leifeste's Past Crimes And Eventual Capture

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Leifeste's first crime happened in 2012. Texas DPS reports his violation of the law, Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Failure to Stop and Render Aid – Serious Bodily Injury/Death, placed in him in a TDCJ prison for four years. Later, in February of 2021, he was found guilty of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.

His sentence was three years' probation, as reported by Texas DPS. Following this, warrants were put out in March of the same year for his crimes of Evading Arrest and Probation Violation. The next year, in March of 2022, another warrant was released for his crime of Sexual Assault of a Child.

After nearly two years, Leifeste was finally placed into custody.

Leifeste's Arrest In Texas

As reported by Texas DPS, Steven Leifeste was discovered in Moore, Texas on January 26, 2024.

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Texas DPS reports that multiple law enforcement agencies helped lead to the capture. U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, which included DPS Special Agents discovered his location via information from investigation.

Those who helped in the investigation were the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, CBP Air and Marine Operations, HSI, Texas Attorney General’s Office, and the TDCJ-Office of Inspector General.

However, there are still criminals on the run in Texas. Be safe, and keep an eye out!

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