These 34 Texas ‘Most Wanted’ Crooks Have Been Caught and Jailed
To say that law enforcement officials in Texas have been busy over the last 12 months would be a massive understatement. In 2021, authorities in the Lone Star State went for broke when it comes to hunting down and arresting the most dangerous of the dangerous criminals.
The 34 Texas "Most Wanted" Criminals Arrested Last Year Are The Worst Of The Worst
The Texas most wanted list is comprised of the worst criminals there are. We're talking sex offenders, armed robbers, murderers, and more - and each one of them slipped through the fingers of police looking to keep them off of the streets. Once these crooks become fugitives, the full weight and capabilities of the law enforcement community comes down on them, and hard.
Texas Law Enforcement Officials Worked Countless Hours to Bring These Most Wanted Crooks In
Below you'll find the results of a solid year of hard work by local, state, national, and even international agencies dedicated to bringing these criminals to justice. In 2021, Texas broke the record for the most "Most Wanted" arrests with 34. That smashes the record of 32 arrests set in 2013.
Regular Citizens Got Paid Big Money to Help Bring in Texas "Most Wanted" Criminals
Just a note before we get to the lineup of Texas worst criminals who are now behind bars, you'll see that a lot of these pictures have a green banner at the bottom that reads "Reward Paid." That's because officials rely on tips from everyday citizens to track down these bad boys, and they're willing to pay good money for the information that helps them get their man. Last year, $71,500 in rewards were paid to folks whose tips paid off in an arrest.
Here's How You Can Get Paid For Helping Police Arrest More of Texas "Most Wanted" Criminals
If you just happen to know where a wanted fugitive is, you can cash in too! You'll have to submit your tip by calling 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), going to the official DPS website, or by providing the information on the official Texas 10 Most Wanted Facebook page. For a list of fugitives still on the run, the DPS has a frequently updated list of criminals on the run here.