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Public Safety News
Texas Department of Public Safety
News Release
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Lubbock man who was added yesterday to the Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender list was arrested this morning in Slaton by DPS Criminal Investigations agents and Texas Highway Patrol troopers.

The arrest was as a result of tip called into authorities, and the anonymous tipster will receive a $1,000 cash reward from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for providing the information.

Robert Garcia, 45, was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, and authorities were concerned that he was a high-risk sex offender who was likely to reoffend.

For more information on Garcia, see the DPS website at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/sexoffenders/topTenSexOffenders.htm#;view=Individual%20Details/fugitive=8.

The 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders are available on the DPS website at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/sexoffenders/topTenSexOffenders.htm# and have last known addresses in the following cities:                     

  • Irving
  • Houston (2)
  • Dallas
  • El Paso                       
  • Austin (2)
  • Lufkin            
  • Whitney

The program identifies violent sex offenders who have either violated parole or failed to comply with sex offender registration. Another offender will be added to the list soon.

 

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, 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.

The program identifies violent sex offenders who have either violated parole or failed to comply with sex offender registration.



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