AUSTIN – Billy Don Urango, 27, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, was captured on Feb. 26 in Wichita, Kansas. Now in custody, Urango was wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. The arrest came as the result of a Crime Stoppers tip, and a reward of up to $5,000 will be paid.
The investigation resulting in Urango's arrest was a multi-agency effort that included the U.S. Marshals Service – District of Kansas, U.S. Marshals Service – Eastern District of Oklahoma, and the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force, including DPS Special Agents.
Urango had been wanted since June 2017 after he absconded from his last known address in Dallas. His criminal history includes a 2010 conviction of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child-sexual contact after an incident in Grayson County involving an 11-year-old boy. For more information, see his captured bulletin.
In 2018, Texas Crime Stoppers paid $31,500 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the three following 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, and 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 Fugitive and Sex Offender 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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