Reward now $17.5K 'Most Wanted' Fugitive
Law enforcement administrators with the Texas Department of Public Safety reminds the public that the reward for Freddie Alaniz, 34, has increased to $17,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of July. The Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month's featured fugitive is wanted for murder, sexual assault of a child and possession of marijuana. In February 2006, Alaniz was arrested for aggravated assault in San Antonio for allegedly stabbing a man during a fight, but after making bail, Alaniz subsequently fled. The victim later died as a result of his injuries, and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for murder in August 2006. Alaniz's arrest warrant for sexual assault of a child stems from a 2006 incident in Zavala County.
Alaniz has ties to several Texas towns, including La Pryor in Zavala County, George West in Live Oak County and Beaumont, as well as Veracruz, Mexico. His criminal history includes assault causing bodily injury, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated. More information is available at
Alaniz is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds; however, his appearance may have significantly changed. The photo from 2006. He has tattoos on his left hand, legs, right arm and shoulder.
Funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, Texas Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to any person who provides information leading 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 about 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.