The Houston area has racked up a rare double honor from the Department of Public Safety: Not only do we have the Most Wanted Fugitive from the agency's top 10 list, we have the Most Wanted Sex Offender too.
We're just a bunch of very wanted people around here.
Javier Cortez Jr, 31, of Pasadena, wanted for murder, has had his reward bumped up to $10,000 for being named top fugitive this month. DPS says he's a member of the Tango Blast gang, and robbed and shot a man in 2008 with another guy's help.
"It is believed that after the victim was robbed and shot twice by the accomplice, Cortez stood over the victim and shot him an additional nine times," DPS says.
The agency says Cortez has a history of drug abuse, and "has 'JR' tattooed on his upper right arm and 'Maria' on his upper left arm, and has a mole on the front of his left ear."
A fan of both Dallas and The Sound of Music? How did this guy become a psychopathic killer?
Reginald O'Keith Williams, 42, is from Houston, has family in Freeport and is believed to be living in the Dallas area. He's been convicted of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault of a child and sexual assault.
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"Williams is known to threaten his victims with physical harm while assaulting them, causing them to fear for their lives," DPS says. A reward of up to $6,000 will be provided for information leading to his capture.
Just to be clear, the agency says, "Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives yourself; they are considered armed and dangerous."
Instead DPS offers three options:
-- 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 Web site by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.