Friday the 13th proved to be unlucky for a man who has been on the run since 2016.
Felix Flores, 62, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an incident that occurred in 2016.
According to police reports, on April 21, 2016, in the 1200 block of Lexington, Flores called a woman he had been in a relationship with and said he was coming over. Moments later, he knocked on the door. When she answered, Flores allegedly began strangling her, pulled out a pocketknife and started stabbing her.
Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck said the victim was stabbed multiple times in the chest and in the abdomen. The victim also had defensive stab wounds in her right forearm.
The female victim lived in an apartment building and was able to crawl into the hallway and started yelling for help. A tenant in the building heard her and called 9-1-1.
When the incident happened, Flores was on parole until 2034.
At the time, a warrant was issued for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – family violence and revocation of parole.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force initiated a fugitive investigation and quickly learned Flores may have fled to south Texas, when a vehicle he was known to drive was found and abandoned near the United States and Mexico border.
On Friday, Nov. 13, Flores was arrested in Mexico and deported back to the United States. The investigation was led by the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in the Austin Division. Marshals received a tip after Flores was featured on a television news segment, "Marshals Most Wanted.” The tip indicated that Flores fled to Mexico.
Flores is currently being held in the Harris County Jail in Houston awaiting extradition back to Williamson County.
The Taylor police worked with the U.S. Marshal Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to find Flores.