One Of Texas’ Ten Most Wanted Captured In Tyler
A Tyler fugitive who managed to elude capture for several months landed on the Texas Ten Most Wanted List this week but his stay on the list didn't last long.
27 year old Dakevian Benoit Scroggins was arrested at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday without incident in Tyler with the help of multiple agencies including the Texas Against Gangs Task Force, the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, the Tyler Police Department Priority Response Team, and the Tyler Police Department according to KLTV.
Scroggins is being held in the Smith County jail on a capital murder by terror threat or other felony charge, an evading arrest with a previous conviction charge out of Rusk County, and a parole violation.
We told you earlier this week about Scroggins who has had several run-ins with the law since 2014 when he was convicted of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and sentenced to 8 years' probation.
2 years later, in 2016, Scroggins was convicted of Assault Against a Public Servant and sentenced to 4 years' confinement. Additionally, his probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 8 years' confinement but he was released on parole in March 2018.
On September 18, 2019, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a Parole Violation warrant for his arrest then approximately two months later, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office issued an Evading Arrest/Detention warrant on November 22, 2019.
On June 2, 2021, the Tyler Police Department issued a Capital Murder warrant for Scroggins’ arrest in connection to a shooting committed during a robbery on May 13, 2021 that resulted in the death of Christopher Frank Eiglebiger.