An estimated 20,000 gangsters are in the Houston region, and the most wanted man among them weighs just 106 pounds, according to authorities. Perhaps the name of the gang Lonnie Richardson Walton allegedly belongs to says it all _ ”Tempted Young Goon.”
At 18 years old, Walton might not seem to have the criminal or physical profile that one might expect would come with being named “The Most Wanted Gang Fugitive,” by a coalition of 14 law enforcement agencies that form stophoustongangs.org. Don’t be deceived. Sometimes the gang fugitives are wanted for what they have allegedly done as part of a plan to stop them from escalating to something worse, authorities have said.
“The size of a criminal means little when you’re looking down the barrel of a handgun, ” said Special Agent Shauna Dunlap of the FBI’s Houston Division, which oversees the Web site. ”When a weapon is used in the commission of a crime, it always increases the chance for escalated violence.” Walton is wanted by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is charged following a Sept. 29 fight in which he allegedly pointed a handgun at a woman who pulled her son away from a group of 10 to 15 people, including Walton. With his finger on the trigger, Walton allegedly warned her that she was ”going to catch a hot one,” if she didn’t back away, according to court papers.