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2013-06-27

$10K reward offered for violent Dallas fugitive

TxDPS

Law enforcement administrators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) have added Larry Valdez, 42, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

A cash reward up to $10,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. An additional reward of up to $5,000 has been offered by North Texas Crime Stoppers for Valdez's arrest.

The fugitive has a violent criminal past and is wanted for parole violation, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, assault causing bodily injury-family violence, and duty on striking fixture-highway landscape.

Valdez, who has been on the run since 2005, is wanted for a Dallas County incident in which he brutally assaulted a woman and left her for dead. The victim survived the assault but is permanently disfigured.

He has relatives living in the Dallas area, and he has previously been employed as an ironworker. Valdez is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. His tattoos include heart-ribbon-arrow on the left side of his chest. For more information, his wanted bulletin is available at:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=201.

Harboring a fugitive can lead to state and-or federal charges, with sentences varying from two to 10 years in prison. Anyone found to have been helping Valdez avoid arrest will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Anyone with information is urged to call Texas Crime Stoppers.

Funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, Texas Crime Stoppers 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.

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 a fugitive and clicking on the link under the picture.
• Submitting a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "Submit a tip" link 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 for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. current lists with photos are available at

http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

The public is reminded not to attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.