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Fugitive convicted bank robber captured in Austin

Sean Daniel Wallace. (Photo credit: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force)

UPDATE: Authorities with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force say Sean Wallace was arrested Monday evening.

Wallace -- a convicted bank robber, and member of a white supremacist group -- had been on the run after failing to report to a half-way house in Austin.

Further details were not immediately available.

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Authorities are searching for a convicted bank robber, and member of a white supremacist group, who is on the run for a second time.

Sean Wallace was initially arrested in 2011 for robbing a bank in South Austin. He served his time in jail and was supposed to serve an additional three years on parole. But Wallace violated his parole.

He was featured on CBS Austin's Marshals Most Wanted segment and was arrested thanks to a viewer's tip in December of 2016.

"Even though he has completed his original sentence he still has responsibility to the court for that three-year period," said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez.

After the arrest, a judge ordered him to live in a half-way house, go to rehab and report to authorities. But again, about a month after, he decided to run.

"Wallace cannot simply follow basic rules and regulations and there are consequences," Gomez said.

Authorities know him for his tattoos and his affiliation with a white supremacist group.

"We hope the viewers will take a look much like they helped us the last time," Gomez said.

The U.S. Marshals believe he poses a danger to the Central Texas community.

"He keeps coming back to Austin, staying in Austin, living in Austin," Gomez said.

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