The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jefferey Phillip Paige, 24, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Hood County Crime Stoppers is also offering an additional reward for Paige’s arrest and indictment. Paige, a violent sex offender, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and probation violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Paige has ties to the Granbury, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, and he has been known to work in the restaurant industry. His criminal history includes aggravated sexual assault of a child and burglary of a vehicle.

Paige is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: http://dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=286. For more information regarding the Hood County Crime Stoppers reward, see http://www.co.hood.tx.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1838.

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, 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 for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

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