Know a fugitive who needs to go to jail? The Texas Department of Public Safety is now accepting anonymous tips through text messaging.
"This will help the program appeal to a younger demographic, generate additional tips, and simply make it more convenient for many people," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "In addition, rewards were recently increased to $5,000 per fugitive. We need the public’s help to put these criminals back behind bars."
To send a tip, text the tip to 274637, or CRIMES. Since anonymity is protected, the system will not show your number to the DPS. Even though tipsters remain anonymous, the DPS says they can are still eligible for a reward. (So don't tell them your name in your text or phone call).
Tips submitted via e-mail, through the DPS website, will also be accepted. The DPS Crime Stoppers phone line, 1-800-252-TIPS, remains available for calls to provide information.
Here is the current list of Texas' Top 10 Fugitives:
Binus Jackson IV, DOB 7-31-68, last known address was: Waco. Wanted for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, robbery by threat and parole violations.
Barrera Jr., DOB 9-26-82, last known address: Austin. Wanted for obstructing police, escape and burglary of a habitation.
George Felix Deleon, DOB 11-16-69, last known address: El Paso. Wanted for parole violation. Deleon’s criminal history includes convictions for arson, aggravated assault and homicide.
Gwen Komahcheet, DOB 9-17-50, last known address: Spring. Wanted for aggravated rape with a deadly weapon and failure to register as a sex offender.
Gaspar E. Loya III, DOB 6-20-74, last known address: Weslaco. Wanted for indecency with a child, burglary, failure to register as a sex offender, escape and unlawful flight.
Jose H. Morales, DOB 2-2-63, last known address: San Antonio. Wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.
Rene Morales Munoz, DOB 12-19-67, last known address: Laredo. Wanted for homicide, probation violations and possession of cocaine.
Leeroy Suarez, DOB 6-2-83, last known address: New Braunfels. Wanted for homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful flight.
Ngoc Van Tran, DOB 6-8-70, last known address: Amarillo. Wanted for murder, delivery of a controlled substance and burglary of a habitation.
Richard Zuniga, DOB 10-24-79, last known address: San Elizario-El Paso County. Wanted for capital murder in El Paso in 2009 and has been a fugitive since then. His criminal history includes aggravated assault with a gun and drug possession. He is a known gang affiliate.
Photos of the fugitives are available on the DPS' website, http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/