– The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is pleased to report that 28
fugitives sought through the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program — including 15
convicted sex offenders — were arrested in 2018 by DPS and other agencies. In
addition, $31,500 in reward money was paid for anonymous tips that resulted in
arrests last year.
public is an integral part of what makes the Texas 10 Most Wanted program
successful, because they provide law enforcement with tips that help us locate
and arrest ruthless fugitives and sexual predators,” said DPS Director Steven
McCraw. “Through the work of our local, state and federal law enforcement
partners, along with vigilant tipsters, we are able to take criminals off the
streets and make our state a safer place to live.”
the 28 total apprehensions, eight fugitives were located outside of Texas and
extradited either from other states (one fugitive, three sex offenders) or
Mexico (three fugitives, one sex offender). In addition, 11 of the fugitives
apprehended were affiliated with the following gangs: Tango Blast, Bloods,
Crips, Texas Chicano Brotherhood, Surenos Trece, Partido Revelucionario
Mexicano and Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
deserve to feel safe in their communities, and that is why Texas’ 10 Most
Wanted Program and Texas Crime Stoppers are so important,” said Governor Greg
Abbott. “The Most Wanted Program gives all Texans the tools necessary to help
identify our state’s most heinous criminals. The results from this program
speak for themselves, and I thank all those who are working every day to
deliver justice for the victims preyed upon by these offenders.”
Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division,
offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the
arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.
more information on the fugitives captured in 2018 as part of the Texas 10 Most
Wanted program, see the captured fugitive archive.
To be eligible
for the cash rewards,
tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of
the three following methods:
the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
- 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 by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About”
All tips are
anonymous — regardless of
how they are submitted — and tipsters
will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for
the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the
current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.
Do not attempt
to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and