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New program helps capture Top Ten sex offender

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The Texas Department of Public Safety:

AUSTIN, TX - A new program that offers extra money for featured fugitives paid off with the capture of one of the state's Most Wanted sex offenders in San Antonio Tuesday. The anonymous tipster will pocket $6,000 in cash provided by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division.

As a result of the tip, DPS Criminal Investigations Agents arrested Antonio Garcia, 35, at a car wash located at 1248 S. Saint Mary's Street in San Antonio yesterday afternoon. The original reward was $1,000, but it was increased to $6,000 for this month only.

Garcia was wanted for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements in Harris County and had been on the run since 2007. He spent time in prison for his part in the brutal gang rape of a 15-year-old girl in Hidalgo County in 1993. For additional information, view Garcia's wanted poster at:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/sexoffenders/topTenSexOffenders.htm.

 

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