Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender from Houston
AUSITN, March 30, 2017 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jose Mario Lopez, 59, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Lopez is wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Lopez is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has a tattoo of a cross on his left hand, and other tattoos on his upper arms, left forearm and back. He may also be known as "Mario" Lopez.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders. So far in 2017, Texas Crime Stoppers has paid $15,000 in total rewards for anonymous 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:
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.