Wanted Fugitive Back Behind Bars After Three Months on the Run

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND – A wanted fugitive is back behind bars in Midland after three months on the run.

24-year-old Gilbert Perez was arrested on Wednesday afternoon at a home on Storey Avenue by Midland County Deputies and U.S. Marshals.

Deputies say he tried to make a run for it when they showed up with a warrant, but he didn't get far.

Investigators say Perez skipped out of a hearing during a recess back in September.

So in addition to an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, he's forfeited his bond and is back in jail.