Wanted fugitive arrested in Orange County
Mack Brady Meadows, 64, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, is now in custody after being captured on Apr. 10 in Orange County. Meadows, who is a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. The arrest was the result of a tip, and a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.
After an investigation based on tip information, DPS Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Special Agents, along with the Texas Highway Patrol, located and arrested Meadows without incident in Vidor. For more information, see his captured bulletin at http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=274.
So far in 2015, DPS and other agencies have arrested 11 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including nine sex offenders and two gang members, and $24,000 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:
- 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).
- Submit a tip through the DPS mobile app. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).
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 http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.