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Another Texas 10 Most Wanted Captured Sex Offender

                    Thursday, 12/1/2022
Joe Louis Hernandez
Up To $5,000 Reward
RACE: White (Hispanic) SEX: Male DOB: 7/7/1977
HEIGHT: 5'5" WEIGHT: 130    
AKA: Hairlip
SMT: Tattoos on back, chest, left arm, left hand, abdomen, and right leg. Scars on left forearm and left thigh.
FBI #: 363279JB0
SID #: TX05788390
TDC #: 01647432
WANTED FOR: Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements
GANG     
AFFILIATIONS:
N/A
CCH: Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements, Theft of Property, and Criminal Trespass
DATE     
CAPTURED:
2/10/2022
CAPTURE  
LOCATION:
Galveston, Texas
CAPTURING
AGENCY:
Galveston PD
CAUTION: Subject should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!
CAPTURE DETAILS:

On February 10, 2022, Joe HERNANDEZ, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, was taken into custody by the Galveston Police Department after turning himself in. In 1998, HERNANDEZ was convicted of three counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child following incidents involving 2-year-old and 7-year-old girls. He received three concurrent 8-year sentences of confinement. In 2007, he was convicted of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and sentenced to two years' confinement. Three years later, he was convicted of Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements and received a three-year sentence. HERNANDEZ had been wanted since January 28, 2021, after the Galveston Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements. The arrest was not the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, 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)
• 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) • 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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