AUSTIN – Dakota Marcus Stewart, 26, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured Tuesday in Colorado. Stewart, a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. The arrest was not the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, and no reward will be paid.
Working off investigative information, members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force – District of Colorado apprehended Stewart in Florissant, Colorado. The investigation that resulted in his arrest was a multi-agency effort that also included Texas Department of Public (DPS) Special Agents and members of the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force.
Stewart’s criminal history includes convictions in 2009 for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by exposure involving two young girls in Tarrant County. He had been wanted on failure to register as a sex offender warrants in Tarrant and Dallas counties since August of 2017. For more information, see his captured bulletin.
So far in 2018, DPS and other agencies have arrested seven Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including three gang members and two sex offenders.
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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