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2012-12-13

Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Austin

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Lloyd Lester Gibson III, 67, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested in Austin Monday, Dec. 3.
Members of the US Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, which includes Texas Department of Public Safety law enforcement officers, made the arrest. Gibson was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender in Fort Worth and parole violation.
A high-risk sex offender, Gibson's most common offense was to expose himself to underage girls. His lengthy criminal history includes indecent exposure, indecency with a child by fondling, indecency with a child by exposure and burglary of a habitation. See Gibson's captured bulletin at http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=171. This arrest was not the result of a tip and no reward will be paid.
For more details of the arrests, see the US Marshals Service press release at http://www.usmarshals.gov/news/chron/2012/120312.htm.
So far in 2012, DPS and other agencies have arrested 30 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including 20 gang members. Rewards totaling $93,000, funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.
The link http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/video/tipsterVideo.htm, explains the steps on how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive or Sex Offender and how to receive a reward if the fugitive is captured.
Anonymous tips can be provided by:
• Calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)
• Texting the letters DPS - followed by the tip - to 274637 (CRIMES) from a cell phone.
• Submitting a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive and then on the link under their picture.
• Submitting a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "Submit a Tip" link located under the "About" section.
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program. To view the current lists and photos, visit the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
The public is reminded not to attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.