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DPS adds Tyler capital murder suspect to Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list
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2018 booking photo of Dakevian Beniot Scroggins.(Tyler Police Department)

By Gary Bass

 

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The Texas Department of Public Safety has added a Tyler capital murder suspect to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Dekevian Beniot Scroggins, 27, is wanted for capital murder, evading arrest and detention, and a parole violation.

Scroggins is accused of fatally shooting Christopher Frank Eiglebiger, 33, of Tyler, during a robbery that occurred on May 13.

“A warrant for capital murder was issued on June 2 by Tyler police,” a press release stated. “A cash reward of up to $7.500 is being offered by Texas Crime Stoppers for information leading to his arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.”

According to the press release, Scroggins has been wanted since September of 2019, when he violated his parole and fled from his last known address in Tyler. Scroggins also has felony convictions for assault against a public servant and possession of a prohibited weapon.

In addition to Tyler, Scroggins also has ties to Garrison, Nacogdoches, and Whitehouse Smith County Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Scroggins’ arrest. The Nacogdoches Police Department reported that Scroggins was in the Nacogdoches area back in June.

Scroggins is described as being 6-feet-2 inches tall and about 170 pounds He has tattoos on both upper arms.

For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, view his wanted bulletin.

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