DPS News

February 19, 2020

Recent Press Releases

  • May 13, 2021
    AUSTIN – The former landlord of a Llano County woman who went missing in 2006 is now charged in her death. On May, 3, 2021, Jimmy Wolfenbarger, 57, of Lubbock, was indicted in Llano County on one count of murder in the November 2006 death of Holly Simmons, 46, of Buchanan Dam.
  • May 13, 2021
    AUSTIN – An Ohio man is now in custody charged in the 1995 death of a beloved Texas teacher. Clayton Bernard Foreman, 61, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was arrested April 26 in Franklin County, Ohio.
  • May 13, 2021
    AUSTIN – In the last week authorities have captured two of Texas’ Top 10 fugitives. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Eric Munoz was captured on May 4, 2021, in Donna, Texas, during Operation Lone Star, while Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Marcus Lee Torres was arrested on May 7, 2021, in Snyder, Texas
  • May 5, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two fugitives to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and cash rewards of up to $3,000 each are now being offered for information leading to their captures. Marcus Lee Torres, 39, is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements and a parole violation. Henry Anthony Taylor, 52, who is a high-risk sex offender, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.
  • April 30, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas State Senate has confirmed three members of the Public Safety Commission (PSC). Nelda L. Blair, Steve H. Stodghill and Dale Wainwright will each serve six year terms on the PSC, providing oversight for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
  • April 29, 2021
    Today, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Travis County District Attorney’s office released a joint statement.
  • April 29, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, presented two William P. Clements Excellence Awards and one Lifesaving Award to members of the department at the PSC meeting on Thursday, April 29, at the DPS Headquarters in Austin.
  • April 27, 2021
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Jaime Alanis, 37, was taken into custody on April 20, after investigators received a Crime Stoppers tip on his whereabouts. A reward of $7,500 will now be paid to the tipster.