Jefferson County Sheriff's Office searching for fugitive
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrant Division is asking the public’s assistance in locating a serial narcotic distributor. The warrant division is attempting to locate:
Name: Daniel Ignacio Alameda, Age: 30, Height: 5'3, Weight: 150 lbs, Hair: Shaved, Eyes: Brown, Tattoos: (Left Shoulder) "Santa Muerte and Pit bull"(Abdomen) "ALAMEDA"
"He's been arrested several times for possession and distribution," said Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rod Carroll.
Alameda has two outstanding warrants for delivery of a controlled substance with a $300,000 bond, has altered his appearance by shaving his head and gone into hiding. He is believed to still be in the area and in regular contact with family members.
"We know he is in contact with his family, who lives here in Beaumont," Carroll said. "We believe he is in the area."
Carroll said that Jefferson County Sheriff's Office hasn't located Alameda yet, and seems to be just a step behind the fugitive.
"We're getting more and more information," Carroll said. "We're finding out where he was three months ago, two months ago, where he was a month ago, where he was last week."
Carroll said that although trying to locate a fugitive in hiding is frustrating for police, it's even more stressful for the suspect. Carroll said he hopes this stress will eventually lead to Alameda's capture.
"He knows we're looking for him," Carroll said. "He's looking over his shoulder. He's trying to figure out who he can trust and the goal is — and this happens a lot — that stress gets to the fugitive to the point where they turn themselves in. They get tired of running and they don't know who is watching them."
Carroll said he wouldn't be surprised if someone close to Alameda turned him in.
"Criminals do not have the best characteristics as far as friendship and other issues," he said. "We're offering money now through Crime Stoppers. If you hang out with a bunch of knuckleheads, somebody is going to sell you out."
Alameda should be considered armed and dangerous at this time and no attempt should be made to apprehend him, Carroll said.
Anyone with information Alameda's location should contact Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 dollars for information leading to the arrest of Alameda and any other wanted fugitive.