Most Wanted: Bandidos gang member with East Texas ties

AUSTIN (KETK) - A reward is being offered for a Bandidos gang member from East Texas who is now on the state's Most Wanted list.

According to DPS, Briggs Clinton Lawhon, 57, has been on the run since December 2015. His last known address is in Palestine. He also has ties to Pleasanton, Victoria and is known to travel through the San Antonio area.

A $7,500 reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest.

Lawhon’s criminal history includes aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, assault, burglary of habitation and delivery of methamphetamine.

DPS provided a description of the suspect:

Lawhon is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has “BANDIDOS” tattooed on his right wrist; a tattoo of the “1%” diamond on his left forearm; and other tattoos on his back, arms, feet, wrists, left leg and left hand. Lawhon may wear glasses, and may be known by the nickname of “Skip.”

He is considered armed and dangerous.

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

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Text the letters “DPS” – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip at by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
  • Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: ( and for Android users on Google Play: (

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

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