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Another Texas 10 Most Wanted Captured Fugitive

                    Thursday, 2/29/2024
Steven Clay Leifeste
Up To $5,000 Reward
RACE: White SEX: Male DOB: 9/12/1978
HEIGHT: 5'11" WEIGHT: 215    
AKA: Steven Edward Leifeste
SMT: Tattoos on back and left shoulder. Scar on left cheek.
FBI #: 149709HC3
SID #: TX07444273
TDC #: 01793831
WANTED FOR: Sexual Assault of a Child (X2), Probation Violation (Original Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle), Evading Arrest
GANG     
AFFILIATIONS:
N/A
CCH: Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Failure to Stop and Render Aid - Serious Bodily Injury/Death, Evading Arrest/Detention, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse - Elderly, Forgery of a Financial Instrument, DWI
DATE     
CAPTURED:
1/26/2024
CAPTURE  
LOCATION:
Moore, Texas
CAPTURING
AGENCY:
Texas DPS CID, TDCJ-OIG, U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, TX Attorney General's Office, CBP Air and Marine Operations, HSI, Bexar Co SO
CAUTION: Subject should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!
CAPTURE DETAILS:

Steven LEIFESTE, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, was captured on January 26, 2024, in Moore, Texas (Frio County). Working off investigative information, members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, including DPS Special Agents, located and arrested LEIFESTE. TDCJ-Office of Inspector General, Texas Attorney General’s Office, CBP Air and Marine Operations, HSI, and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office all assisted in the multi-agency fugitive investigation.In 2012, LEIFESTE was convicted of Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Failure to Stop and Render Aid – Serious Bodily Injury/Death. He was subsequently sentenced to four years of confinement in a TDCJ prison. In February 2021, LEIFESTE was convicted of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and sentenced to three years of probation.LEIFESTE had been wanted since March 2021, after warrants were issued out of Bexar County for his arrest for Evading Arrest and Probation Violation. Additionally, in March 2022, a warrant was issued out of Henderson County for his arrest for two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child.LEIFESTE’s arrest was not from tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, so no reward will be paid.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following methods:
• Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)
• Submit a web tip through the Texas 10 Most Wanted website or Facebook page • Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
Callers’ anonymity is guaranteed by law and you could earn up to the CASH REWARD amount listed for each fugitive.
These fugitives should be considered Armed and Dangerous! Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following methods: • Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) • Submit a web tip through the Texas 10 Most Wanted website or Facebook page • Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name. Callers’ anonymity is guaranteed by law and you could earn up to the CASH REWARD amount listed for each fugitive. These fugitives should be considered Armed and Dangerous! Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself.


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