Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested
Ezekiel O’Neal Harris, 28, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on Aug. 13 in Ennis. Harris was wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.
Responding to tip information, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division agents located Harris at an Ennis apartment complex where he was arrested without incident. Texas Highway Patrol and Ennis Police Department also assisted in the arrest. For more information, see the captured bulletin at http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=253.
So far in 2014, DPS and other agencies have arrested 16 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including eight sex offenders and six gang members, and $37,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in four different ways:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
- Text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
- 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 at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are guaranteed to be anonymous.
The following link, http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/video/tipsterVideo.htm, explains the steps on how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive or Sex Offender and/or how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.
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 http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.