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Most Wanted Sex Offender Captured

Dustin Ray Smith, 33, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after turning himself in on Tuesday in Amarillo. Smith was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, evading arrest and probation violation. The arrest was not the result of a tip, and no reward will be paid.

In 2012, Smith was convicted of sexual assault of a child after an incident in Potter County involving a 15-year-old girl. His criminal history also includes retaliation and assault. For more information, see his captured bulletin at: www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/capturedDetails.aspx?id=326.

So far in 2016, DPS and other agencies have arrested six Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including four sex offenders and two gang members, and $12,500 has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:

 Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).

All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

Information provided by Texas Dept of Public Safety

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