June 15, 2018
Media and Communications Office
Reminder: Reward Increased to $10,000 for Most Wanted
Sex Offender from North Texas
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public
Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Billy Don Urango, 26,
a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month's featured fugitive, has
been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip
comes in during the month of June. Urango is wanted for parole violation and
failure to register as a sex offender. All tips are guaranteed to be
Urango has been wanted since June 2017
when he absconded from his last known address in Dallas. He also has ties to
other parts of north Texas, including Grayson County, Tarrant County and
Wichita Falls. Urango is also believed to have ties to south-central Oklahoma,
including the Ardmore area. Urango’s criminal history includes a 2010 conviction
for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child-sexual
contact after an incident in Grayson County involving an 11-year-old boy.
Urango is 6 feet tall and weighs
approximately 220 pounds. He has tattoos on his neck, chest, upper right arm,
right forearm, right wrist, upper left arm and left leg. For more information
and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.
One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured
each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor’s Criminal
Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will
only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured. In
2017, Texas Crime Stoppers paid $61,000 in total rewards for anonymous tips
that resulted in arrests.
be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to
authorities using one of the five following methods:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS
- Text the letters “DPS” – followed by your tip – to
274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
- 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” section).
- Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is
currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store and
for Android users on Google Play.
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are
submitted – and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
DPS 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 dangerous.