Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested After Four Years On The List

By: Texas Department Of Public Safety
By: Texas Department Of Public Safety

AUSTIN – Dallas Wayne Waddell, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico. Wanted in Hill County, Texas, Waddell had eluded capture for nearly ten years, and was one of the original fugitives placed on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list when it was implemented in July 2010. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.

Responding to tip information, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the U.S. Marshals Service coordinated efforts with Mexican Federal authorities to locate Waddell in the city of Guadalupe Victoria, Durango, Mexico. He was arrested without incident on August 21 and deported from Mexico back to Texas, and is currently being held in the Harris County Jail.

Waddell had a violent criminal past, and was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, burglary of a habitation, and parole violation. For more information, see the captured bulletin at:
http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/capturedDetails.aspx?id=23.

So far in 2014, DPS and other agencies have arrested 17 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including nine sex offenders and six gang members, and $40,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, 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).

All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are guaranteed to be anonymous.


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