Jeffrey Ortiz, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Dec. 16 in Dallas. Ortiz, who is considered a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender (Edinburg), probation violation and for failure to appear. The arrest was the result of a tip and a reward will be paid.

Tip information led the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, U.S. Marshals Service North Texas Fugitive Task Force and Dallas Police Department to a residence in Dallas where Ortiz was located and arrested without incident. Since the arrest was the result of tip information and during a month in which Ortiz was a featured fugitive, a reward up to $8,000 will be paid. For more information, see his captured bulletin at:

So far in 2014, DPS and other agencies have arrested 28 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including 13 sex offenders and ten gang members, and $63,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, there are five different ways to provide anonymous tips:

All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program. To view the current lists – with photos – visit the DPS website at

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