John Arthur VOLKER, added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list in July 2013, was captured on January 5, 2015, by the Long Beach Police Department in California. VOLKER is being held in Los Angeles County and awaits extradition back to Texas.
VOLKER had eluded law enforcement authorities in Texas for nearly 15 years, after he absconded from the Houston, Texas area. In two separate incidents in 1991 and 1995, VOLKER had sexual contact with a three-year-old female and a nine-year-old female. Both victims came forward about the incidents in 1998. VOLKER received seven years' probation in 1999 and was required to register for life as a sex offender.
At the time of his 1999 conviction, VOLKER was living in Humble, Texas, but moved a month later to Houston, where he failed to register.
In 2000, the Harris County Sheriff's Office issued three warrants for VOLKER's arrest for two counts of Indecency with a Child and one count of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
The arrest was not the result of tip information received, so no reward will be paid.