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$10,000 Reward Offered for Violent Dallas Fugitive

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Larry Valdez, 42, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $10,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. An additional reward of up to $5,000 has been offered by North Texas Crime Stoppers for Valdez’s arrest. Valdez has a violent criminal past and is wanted for parole violation, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, assault causing bodily injury-family violence, and duty on striking fixture/highway landscape.

Valdez, who has been on the run since 2005, is wanted for a Dallas County incident in which he brutally assaulted a woman and left her for dead. The victim survived the assault but is permanently disfigured.

Valdez has relatives living in the Dallas area, and he has previously been employed as an iron worker. Harboring a fugitive can lead to state and/or federal charges, with sentences varying from two to 10 years in prison. Anyone found to have been helping Valdez avoid arrest will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Anyone with information is urged to call Texas Crime Stoppers, and all tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Valdez is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. His tattoos include heart/ribbon/arrow on the left side of his chest. For more information, please view his wanted bulletin at: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=201.

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.

There are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:
• 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 anonymous.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

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

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