$15K reward for 'Most Wanted' sex offender
The reward for Santos Francisco Sanchez, 46, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month's featured fugitive, has increased to as much as $15,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of December. All Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
The Texas Syndicate gang member has a violent criminal past and is wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender.
Sanchez's last known address was in the Tarrant County area, where he also has family ties; and he is known to work as a carpenter. Sanchez was convicted in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in Fort Worth in 1996, and was required to report to a halfway house after his release from prison in 2003, but he never registered with the La Villa Police Department in Hidalgo County. The above mugshots are from 2003.
Sanchez is 5 feet 10 inches tall and was last known to weigh approximately 205 pounds. His tattoos include dragon, skulls and devils on his left forearm; a heart on his upper left arm; a peacock on his upper right arm; and heart-rose on his right forearm. For more information, visit http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=181.
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.
Anyone with information on the fugitives can provide anonymous tips by:
• Calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
• Texting the letters DPS - followed by the tip - to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
• Submiting a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the appropriate fugitive, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
•Submiting 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.
The link http://bit.ly/VqydsJ explains how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive or sex offender and how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.
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 on 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.