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2015-01-08

$12,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive

TxDPS

2006 mugshot of Freddie Alaniz

The reward for Freddie Alaniz, 34, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month's featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January.
Alaniz is wanted for murder, sexual assault of a child and possession of marijuana. In February 2006, he was arrested in San Antonio for aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing a man during a fight, but after making bail, Alaniz fled.
The victim later died as a result of his injuries, and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for Alaniz on the charge of murder in August 2006. his 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 http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=243
Alaniz is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds; however, his appearance may have changed significantly. He has tattoos on his left hand, legs, right arm and shoulder.
Each month, one offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor's Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, there are five different ways to provide anonymous tips:
• Call 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.
• Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the appropriate fugitive, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
• Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link under the "About" section.
• Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8, and for Android users on Google Play, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en.
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.