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2014-07-31

$5K reward for 'Most Wanted Sex Offender'

TxDPS

Law enforcedment administrators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) have added Randy Hofstetter, 28, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. A cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Hofstetter has a violent criminal past, and is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, probation violation and parole violation.
Hofstetter's last known address was in Fort Worth, and he has ties to other cities in Tarrant County, including Arlington, Keller and Hurst. He also has ties to Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County.
Hofstetter has previously sought employment through temporary staffing agencies. His criminal history includes aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault and manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine.
Hofstetter is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds. He has multiple tattoos, including a biohazard emblem on the right side of his chest; a portrait of a little girl on the left side of his chest; and "In Loving Memory Paw Paw" on his arm. For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, his wanted bulletin is available at http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=248.
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.