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Houston woman becomes first female 'most wanted' gangster

Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle 4/08/2016 Dane Schiller

Tangelyn Cavitt, an alleged member of the 52 Hoover Crips, has been named Houston's most wanted gang fugitive.

Tangelyn Cavitt, an alleged member of the 52 Hoover Crips, has been named Houston's most wanted gang fugitive.
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The newest most-wanted gangster in Houston is a woman who stands barely five feet tall.

Tangelyn Cavitt is the first woman named as Houston's most-wanted gang fugitive as part of a law enforcement effort that began four years ago to spotlight dozens of suspected criminals.

Cavitt, 27, is allegedly a member of the 52 Hoover Crips.

She will be featured starting Thursday morning on stophoustongangs.org, a website coordinated by local, state and federal agencies.

Her face will be plastered on the web as well as on digital billboards surrounding Houston as part of an appeal to the public to share her whereabouts via tips, which can be anonymous and yield rewards.

Cavitt is wanted for aggravated assault. 

Court papers on file at the Harris County District Clerk's office contend that Cavitt attacked her mother in late July over a custody dispute after showing up uninvited to a family function in Houston.

Cavitt is accused of not only hitting her mother in the face, but of grabbing two kitchen knives and charging at her while yelling that she was going to kill her.

"While she may be the first female we're featuring on the Stop Houston Gangs fugitive list, unfortunately, it is not uncommon for women or young girls to associate with gangs or become involved in criminal gang activity," said Special Agent Shauna Dunlap, of the FBI Houston Division.

The gang is known for using blue or blue and orange belts and bandanas, according to law enforcement. It also uses the Roman numerals V and II as well as a six-point star, a three-point crown and a pitch fork pointing up.

So far, 79 persons named to the Houston's Top Ten Most Wanted Gang Fugitives List have been captured.  

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