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FBI searching for former Harris County constable, offering $5,000 reward

Posted at 2:26 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 15:27:00-04

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to a former Harris County constable.

The agency says on December 6, 2007, Tomas Alberto Roque Espinoza was serving as a Harris County constable when he accepted payment to escort and protect a vehicle he believed was transporting over 5 kilograms of cocaine. Roque was also allegedly pulling over vehicles and keeping any drugs or money he found.

On June 7, 2013, Roque pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and a Hobbs Act violation. He was scheduled to be sentenced on September 16, 2013, but fled before his sentencing. Roque was federally charged on January 8, 2013, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, for his crimes.

He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has ties to Houston and Honduras.

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward related to his apprehension. Anyone with information is asked to submit it online.