FBI is seeking Andres Hernandez for murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution

Suspect believed to be in Center/Shelby County area; $5,000 reward offered

The FBI is seeking the whereabouts of Andres Hernandez, who is believed to have been living in the Center and Shelby County area, for murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

“We believe he is in the area of Nacogdoches/Center/Lufkin,” said Connor Hagan, public affairs officer for the FBI's Houston office. “Crime Stoppers of Houston has offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to Hernandez's arrest.”

On Saturday, April 21, 2007, in the vicinity of Long Point Road, Houston, Andres Hernandez allegedly stabbed a victim in the back with a 6” fixed blade steak knife, and then fled the scene after committing the murder.

Hernandez was charged with murder, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on May 8, 2007. A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, on May 2, 2008, after Hernandez was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Hagan said authorities believe Hernandez fled to Mexico soon after the stabbing.

“We think we came back to Texas two-to-three years later,” he said Monday afternoon in a telephone interview. About a month ago the FBI received information indicating Hernandez is living in the Shelby County and Center area and may have been here since as far back as 2010.

“We know he has family and friends in the area and has made a life for himself there,” Hagan said. “He is considered armed and dangerous.”

In addition to having his presence confirmed in Center, Hagan said Hernandez is known to have spent time in both the city of Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches County.

Officials hope the $5,000 reward will be enough of an incentive to get someone knowing of his whereabouts to step forward to get Hernandez apprehended.

Crime Stoppers of Houston may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.

He is known to have used various aliases, including Motta Hernandez, Andres Lopez Hernandez, Andres Hernandez Dedios, Andres Hernandez de Dios, Timmy Redfern.

The FBI has disseminated both English and Spanish wanted posters from Crime Stoppers of Houston.