$3K award for 'Most Wanted Sex Offender'
Law enforcement personnel with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Leo Colston, 60, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. A cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.
Colston has a violent criminal past, and is wanted for sex offender registration violation and failure to register as a sex offender. He has ties to Nacogdoches, Houston, Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida.
Colston has been known to work as a laborer and may be homeless. His criminal history includes indecency with a child by sexual contact, sexual battery, aggravated assault with a weapon and discharging a firearm in public. Colson's wanted bulletin is available at http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=245.
Colston is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 270 pounds. He has a scar on his right eye or eyebrow.
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.
Information on the fugitives can be provided anonymously 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.