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Public Safety News
Texas Department of Public Safety
News Release
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

 

Fort Worth man now one of the Most Wanted sex offenders 

 

A high-risk sex offender last seen in Fort Worth has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a $3,000 cash reward is offered for tips leading to his arrest.  All tips can be offered anonymously.

Derrick Dion Christopher, 38, was accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Tarrant County in 2007. The charge was later reduced to Indecency with a Child.   He was also convicted of Injury to a Child for burning the tops of two juvenile’s feet with a bottle cap.  Other convictions include Deadly Conduct for discharging a firearm and drug possession. 

Christopher has a scar on his forehead and scars on his hands and forearms.  He also has numerous tattoos, including “DC” on his upper right arm, a Japanese symbol on his neck, and a dog on his right shoulder.  For more information, view his wanted poster at: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/sexoffenders/topTenSexOffenders.htm#;view=Individual%20Details/fugitive=3. (Close the Featured Fugitive box first.)  

Texas 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, http://www.dps.texas.gov/wanted/index.htm.

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

 

All calls, texts or e-mails are anonymous, and tipsters will be given a tip number. You do not have to give your name.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives yourself; they are considered armed and dangerous.






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