Featured Fugitive Reward Increases to $13,000

By: Texas Department of Public Safety Email
By: Texas Department of Public Safety Email

AUSTIN – The reward for Dallas Wayne Waddell, 47, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August. Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Waddell’s last known address was in Whitney, Texas, in Hill County. He last registered as a sex offender with law enforcement authorities in 2004 and then disappeared in 2005. (The photo above is from 2004). He was born in Galveston and investigators believe he could be living in Mexico. If a tipster provides information that leads to an arrest, the reward will be paid even if he is captured in Mexico.

Waddell is wanted for Burglary of a Habitation and Parole Violation. His convictions include Sexual Assault of a Child and Aggravated Sexual Assault with a Deadly Weapon (involving a 13-year-old girl). Waddell has previously worked as a boiler maker, pipe fitter and laborer.

Waddell is 5 feet 4 inches tall and was last known to weigh approximately 160 pounds. He has multiple tattoos: a Jesus/heart/cross on outside right leg; lions/clouds/trees on upper left arm; and "Diana" on his left hand. He also has scars on his face, right hand and upper left arm.

For more information on Waddell, view his wanted poster at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=23.

One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured.

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 tip messages are anonymous.

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 (http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/).

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

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