Reward Increased to $8,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender from Central Texas

July 31, 2018
David Sauceda MedinaDavid Sauceda Medina

AUSTIN – The reward for David Sauceda Medina, 62, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month's featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August. Medina is wanted for indecency with a child/sexual contact and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Medina has ties to the city of Austin, Bell County and the Chicago area, and is known to frequent homeless shelters. He has been wanted since January 2018 after a warrant was issued for his arrest in Bell County alleging indecency with a child. His lengthy criminal history also includes a 2010 Travis County conviction for indecency with a child/sexual contact involving a 7-year-old girl. In March 2018, the Austin Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Medina for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

Medina is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has tattoos on his back, left arm, left hand and both forearms. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.

One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor's Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured. So far this year, Texas Crime Stoppers has paid $21,000 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.

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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