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Public Safety News
Texas Department of Public Safety
News Release
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Texas Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive from Amarillo turns himself in

Timothy Esteban Tinner, who was added to the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list on Tuesday, saw himself on the news and turned himself in to the Potter County Sheriff’s Office at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

DPS and Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office, had offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to Tinner’s arrest. No reward will be paid.

Tinner, 38, was 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.

Texas Crime Stoppers and the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office offer 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.




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