Denton County Fugitive Added to Texas Most Wanted List

January 26, 2023
Top 10 Most Wanted - Rashid

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Zaed Rashid to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Rashid’s arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Zaed Fawaz Rashid, 46, of Trophy Club, has been wanted since November 2022, when the Denton County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for his arrest for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, continuous violence against the family, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony and violation of bond/protective order.

In the Spring of 2022, Rashid was arrested in Trophy Club for multiple violent offenses. He subsequently bonded out of jail, eventually removed his ankle monitor and fled.

Rashid is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. In addition to Denton County, he has ties to the states of Virginia and Indiana. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, view Rashid’s wanted bulletin.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division funds, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far in 2023, DPS and other agencies have arrested two people off the lists. In addition, $3,000 in rewards has been paid for tips that yielded arrests.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous — regardless of how they are submitted — and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders Lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

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