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Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive reward doubles to $20,000

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Larry Valdez (Source: DPS) Larry Valdez (Source: DPS)
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From the Texas Department of Public Safety:

AUSTIN – The reward for Larry Valdez, 43, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to up to $20,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of September. An additional reward of up to $5,000 has been offered by North Texas Crime Stoppers for Valdez’s arrest. Valdez has a violent criminal past and is wanted for parole violation, aggravated assault with deadly weapon and assault causing bodily injury-family violence.

Valdez, who has been on the run since 2005, is wanted for a Dallas County incident in which he brutally assaulted a woman and left her for dead. The victim survived the assault but is permanently disfigured.

Valdez has relatives living in the Dallas area, and he has previously been employed as an iron worker. Harboring a fugitive can lead to state and/or federal charges, with sentences varying from two to 10 years in prison. Anyone found to have been helping Valdez avoid arrest will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Anyone with information is urged to call Texas Crime Stoppers, and all tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Valdez is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. His tattoos include heart/ribbon/arrow on the left side of his chest.


Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in four different ways:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). Text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, 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).

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