Featured Fugitive Reward Increased to $17,500
Jesus Alberto "Pecas" Villegas is wanted by the by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office on charges of sexual assault of a child, felony theft, and a prohibited weapons violation.
Texas Department of Public Safety
January 3, 2013, 10:02am
Post a comment
AUSTIN -- The reward for Jesus Alberto Villegas, 33, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $17,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January. He is currently wanted for Sexual Assault of a Child, Felony Theft, and Prohibited Weapons Violation. Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
He was last seen in 1998 in Abilene and has active warrants issued by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. He also has family in the Dallas area. For more information on Villegas, view his wanted poster at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=39.
Villegas is 5 feet 11 inches tall and was last known to weigh approximately 145 pounds. The photo above was taken in 1998. He has a tattoo on his back and has been known as “Pecas.”
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. All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook tip messages are anonymous.
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).
The following link, http://bit.ly/VqydsJ, explains the steps on how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive or Sex Offender and/or how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.
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.
|Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post comments:
|Other Breaking News
|Election Day closures (October 30, 2014)
Floresville water emergency prompts council response (October 28, 2014)
Pump causes Floresville water emergency (October 27, 2014)
Early voting continues until Oct. 31 (October 24, 2014)
UPDATE: FELPS' phone system restored (October 22, 2014)
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Texas Voter ID Remains... (October 18, 2014)
Floresville voters ‘Meet the Candidates’ (October 17, 2014)
County candidates participate in forum (October 16, 2014)
Tanker rollover closes U.S. 181 in Floresville (October 15, 2014)
Rainfall report for 10/10/14 (October 13, 2014)
TxDOT reminds football fans to make a sober... (October 10, 2014)
Rainfall report (October 6, 2014)
UPDATE: Lawmen nab driver who ran over deputy. (October 3, 2014)
DPS ups reward to $8K for most-wanted offender... (October 1, 2014)
Missing San Antonio teen found safe (October 1, 2014)