HOUSTON A man police accused of being a pimp on the run from Colorado was arrested Thursday in Houston.
Germaine Wallace, known on the streets as Jell-o , had plenty to say as U.S. Marshals led him away in cuffs.
I had to be heard, said Wallace. I m glad they ve got the media here. I hope they don t cut the tapes.
Wallace was wanted for skipping out on a charge of pimping In Denver. Authorities said he had also been charged with sexual assault and weapons offenses.
He had been on the run for more than a month. US Marshals tracked him down in Houston, where he was traveling with four female companions. Wallace blamed the women for the trouble he now faces.
You all know I m innocent of these charges. The girls that did this, you re bogus. You know you re wrong for lying.
Authorities said Wallace was living the high life in Denver, living in a mansion and driving fancy cars. They believe he came to Houston to provide prostitution services to attendees at an upcoming convention.
We didn t want that here, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Cameron Welch, who worked the case along with other members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force. The key factor in this deal was looking for those girls. We knew if we found them they would lead back to him.
Wallace is expected to be extradited back to Colorado in the coming weeks.