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Top 10 Most Wanted: Gaspar E. Loya III

Photo Source: Gaspar E. Loya III Photo Source: Gaspar E. Loya III

Released by the Texas Department of Public Safety:

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released a more recent photo of one of its Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives, Gaspar E. Loya III.

Loya, 35, was last seen in Weslaco. He is wanted for indecency with a child, burglary, failure to register as a sex offender and escape and unlawful flight.

Loya, who was required to register as a sex offender in Texas, had registered in 1999 but failed to re-register. Arrest warrants were issued for failure to comply with sex offender registration and parole violations. Loya was arrested in Eagle County, Colorado, in July 2000. He escaped from the jail, along with two other prisoners. Law enforcement authorities have been looking for him since then. Investigators have information that leads them to believe that Loya could be in the Valley.

Texas Crime Stoppers will give up to a $1,000 cash reward to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of any of these fugitives should call 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). The Crime Stoppers hotline is open 24 hours a day. You do not have to give your name when calling.

DPS urges caution around these fugitives.

"Any fugitive should be considered armed and dangerous," said Steven C. McCraw, DPS director. "You should never attempt to apprehend these fugitives yourself."

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives to be featured on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list. Featured fugitives generally have been accused of committing violent crimes or crimes against children. Investigators are interested in apprehending these fugitives as soon as possible, before they are able to commit additional crimes.

You can find the current list - with photos - on the DPS website at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/. The list is updated as needed.

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