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Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Details

                    Saturday, 10/23/2021
Joseph Darwin Watson
Up To $3,000 Reward
RACE: White SEX: Male DOB: 7/28/1969
HEIGHT: 5'3" WEIGHT: 120    
AKA: Joseph Stanford, Joseph Darwin Stanford, Watson Joseph Darwin, Watson Joseph, Joe Watson, Shorty Watson, Joseph Darwin Watson-Stanford, “Shorty”, “Joe”
SMT: Tattoos on back, both shoulders, and both upper arms. Scars on right arm, left forearm, and left thigh.
FBI #: 908700WA8
SID #: TX04556397
TDC #: N/A
WANTED FOR: Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements
GANG     
AFFILIATIONS:
N/A
CCH: Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (X2), Sexual Assault, Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements, Fail to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Information, Theft, Driving While License Invalid
DATE     
CAPTURED:
8/18/2021
CAPTURE  
LOCATION:
Stephenville, Texas
CAPTURING
AGENCY:
Stephenville PD
CAUTION: Subject should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!
CAPTURE DETAILS:

Joseph Darwin WATSON, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, was captured on August 18, 2021, in Stephenville, Texas. Working off investigative information, officers with the Stephenville Police Department located and arrested WATSON at an apartment complex in Stephenville. WATSON is a high-risk sex offender required to register every three months for life. In 1994, WATSON was convicted in Llano County of two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault after he sexually assaulted a 5-year-old boy. In 2000, WATSON was convicted in Hamilton County of Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements. He was discharged from TDCJ prison in 2005.In 2009, WATSON was convicted of Sexual Assault in Milam County after sexually assaulting a 47-year-old female. He subsequently received a 10-year sentence in a TDCJ prison. In 2018, WATSON was discharged from TDCJ prison again and registered as a sex offender in Hamilton, Texas.WATSON had been wanted since October 2020 after a warrant was issued for his arrest in Hamilton County for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements.The arrest was not from 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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