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Public Safety News
Texas Department of Public Safety
News Release
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Amarillo man added to Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list; $5,000 reward offered

A 38-year-old Amarillo man, who goes by the nickname “Tiney,” has been added to the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list, and a $5,000 cash reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Timothy Esteban Tinner is wanted by the Potter County Sheriff’s Office for assault causing bodily injury relating to an attack on July 24, 2010, when he beat a woman and doused her with bleach. During the attack, Tinner threatened to set the victim on fire.

Tinner, who is 5 feet 4 inches tall, is a suspected CRIPS gang member and often carries a weapon. Anyone encountering him should exercise extreme caution. He has been arrested more than 20 times on charges ranging from DWI, possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest, deadly conduct with a weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Tinner has a tattoo on his upper left arm that says “Tiney” and one that says “Triston” on his back. To find out more about Tinner, please see his DPS Most Wanted poster:  http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/topTenFugitives.htm#;view=Details/fugitive=7

Texas Crime Stoppers offers rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in three different ways:

·         Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).

·         Text the letters DPS—followed by your tip—to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.

·         Submit a tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture to submit a web tip.

 

All calls, texts or e-mails are anonymous.

For more information on specific fugitives or the crimes they are accused of, please contact the local police agency in the area where the fugitive was last seen.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list. You can find the current list—with photos—on the DPS website at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted. The list is updated as needed.




Hitchcock Police Chief


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