Man Arrested, On TBI Top 10 List For 13 Years

Posted at 8:31 PM, Nov 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-13 21:31:16-05

Those with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed a fugitive on the Top 10 Most Wanted list for 13 years has been captured.

Reports stated 67-year-old Jose Alberto Rendon was taken into custody Saturday in Texas.

He had originally been placed on the Top 10 list on November 19, 2003.

Rendon was wanted by the TBI and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office on a felony failure to appear warrant.

He had been awaiting trial on a charge of aggravated sexual battery of a child under 13.

Deputies with the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office in Texas captured Rendon Saturday night. He had allegedly been using his brother’s identity — Guadalupe Vella Rendon.

Throughout the past few months in Texas, Rendon had been staying with family in Coldspring.

Authorities said Rendon had recently been injured, and members of the family attempted to reach out to other family members to let them know about the injury.

That’s when one of Rendon’s biological family members positively identified him as Jose Rendon, not his brother, Guadalupe.

The TBI was contacted, and they coordinated the capture with those in San Jacinto County, Texas.

They added his identity was again positively confirmed through his fingerprints.
Rendon was being held without bond in the San Jacinto County Jail in Texas.