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Another Texas 10 Most Wanted Captured Sex Offender

                    Wednesday, 12/13/2017
Erasmo Zapata
Up To $5,000 Reward
RACE: White (Hispanic) SEX: Male DOB: 8/3/1971
HEIGHT: 5'11" WEIGHT: 190    
AKA: Erasmo Eddie Zapata
SMT: Tattoos on arms, shoulders, neck, left hand, and chest.
FBI #: 874172LA9
SID #: TX04346277
TDC #: 01422101
WANTED FOR: Parole Violation (Original Offenses: Aggravated Sexual Assault & Indecency with Child), Contempt of Court/Child Neglect
GANG     
AFFILIATIONS:
N/A
CCH: Aggravated Sexual Assault, Indecency with a Child (Sexual Contact), Assault, Burglary of a Vehicle
DATE     
CAPTURED:
7/13/2017
CAPTURE  
LOCATION:
Sinton, Texas
CAPTURING
AGENCY:
San Patricio Co SO
CAUTION: Subject should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!
CAPTURE DETAILS:

On July 13, 2017, Erasmo ZAPATA, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, was taken into custody after turning himself in at the San Patricio County Sheriff's Department in Sinton, Texas. ZAPATA is a convicted sex offender required to register every three months for life. He primarily has ties to Nueces and San Patricio Counties, including the cities of Corpus Christi and Mathis.In 2006, ZAPATA was convicted of two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault and one count of Indecency with a Child (Sexual Contact) after an incident in San Patricio County involving a 12-year-old girl. He subsequently received a sentence of 15 years in TDCJ prison.ZAPATA was released on parole in August 2015 and last registered as a sex offender with law enforcement authorities in December 2016.On January 18, 2017, a parole warrant for ZAPATA's arrest was issued by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. San Patricio District Court also issued a warrant for his arrest in February 2017.The arrest was not the result of tip information received, so no reward will be paid.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following methods:
• Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) • Text the letters "DPS"- followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES)
• Submit a web tip through the Texas 10 Most Wanted website or Facebook page • Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
Callers’ anonymity is guaranteed by law and you could earn up to the CASH REWARD amount listed for each fugitive.
These fugitives should be considered Armed and Dangerous! Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following methods: • Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) • Text the letters "DPS"- followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) • Submit a web tip through the Texas 10 Most Wanted website or Facebook page • Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name. Callers’ anonymity is guaranteed by law and you could earn up to the CASH REWARD amount listed for each fugitive. These fugitives should be considered Armed and Dangerous! Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself.


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