A reward is being offered for information concerning a reportedly dangerous fugitive who may be in Hunt County.
Hunt County Crime Stoppers issued a notice Thursday seeking information on the whereabouts of Kevin Lyndell Massey, 53, of Quinlan.
Massey, also listed in some court records as Kevin Lyndel Massey, is reportedly being sought by the United States Marshals Service, is listed as “Most Wanted” and is considered armed and dangerous.
According to a 2015 press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, Massey was a member of a citizen group known as “Rusty’s Rangers” or “Rusty’s Regulators” and was found guilty in September of that year of four counts of felon in possession of a firearm following a bench trial before the U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen.
According to court records, the group consisted of citizens who mounted armed patrols in the Rio Grande area allegedly in search of and to possibly apprehend aliens attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. On Aug. 29, 2014, law enforcement agents were pursuing suspected illegal aliens in heavy brush when they encountered an individual of the group. A Border Patrol agent allegedly perceived him as a threat and discharged his weapon, but did not strike the armed citizen.
A June 10 post on the Facebook page of Kevin KC Massey said, “'The federal government has issued a warrant for the arrest of KC Massey. KC is done playing the game of unconstitutional courts that already cost him 3+ years in federal prison for not even violating the law as written. The judge said in his statement, that the conviction was based on court precedent not on the written letter of the law. The feds continued to subject KC to their tyranny after release from prison, while serving a double jeopardy sentence of 3 years probation. KC is NOT going to allow himself to be kidnapped again. Death before dishonor!”
Anyone with information concerning Massey’s whereabouts can call Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929 and if the tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Callers will remain anonymous and are urged not to contact Massey.