TBI Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive captured

A fugitive who has been on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list for 13 years, Jose Alberto Rendon, was captured Saturday in Texas.

Rendon was added to the TBI Top 10 list in 2003 after receiving a felony Failure to Appear warrant. He had been awaiting trial on a charge of Aggravated Sexual Battery of a Child under 13.

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Rendon was taken into custody Saturday night. He had been using the identity of his brother, Guadalupe Vella Rendon, and was staying with a family in Southeast Texas for the past several months. 

Rendon's biological family was notified of his location when he was recently injured. The family worked with TBI and the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office to have him arrested.

Jose Alberto Rendon is currently being held without bond in the San Jacinto County Jail in Texas.


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