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Suspect in Murder of Hope Man Now on Texas 10 Most Wanted List

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 02/5/21 10:12 AM

 

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The suspect in the January murder of a Hope man has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted List.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Marques Jujuan Thompson, 20, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List. A cash reward of up to $5,000 dollars is being offered for information leading to the arrest and capture of Thompson. He is wanted for murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm, battery, stalking/intimidation and a probation violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Thompson has been wanted since August 2020, when he violated his probation and absconded from his last known address in Texarkana, Texas. Since then, Thompson is suspected of being involved in multiple shootings, including a fatal one that occurred on January 12th in Texarkana, Texas. In addition to Texarkana, Thompson also has ties to the Dallas Metroplex area.

Thompson is accused in the shooting death of Nick Muldrow, 29, of Hope. The homicide happened last month in the Oaklawn Village parking. Muldrow was shot multiple times in the parking lot before driving his car to the Whataburger parking lot. Officers found him inside his car. Muldrow died at a Texarkana hospital about an hour later.

In the aftermath of the homicide, Texarkana, Texas Police said they were looking for Thompson for allegedly shooting another man twice in two separate incidents about a week apart. “We also told you that he had felony warrants for probation violation on an Aggravated Assault conviction where he shot someone else in 2017 and for Stalking/Intimidation,” the department said in a social media posting.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex offenders. In 2020, Texas Crime Stoppers paid $20,000 in rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, then clicking on the link under their photo.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.