TxDPS: Reward Increased to $4,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender

    Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the publics help in locating a convicted sex offender that has been on the run for more than a year - and they have a 4K reward...

    The reward for Leonard Dee Taylor — a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month's featured fugitive — has been increased to $4,000 for information leading to his capture, if the tip comes in during the month of February. Taylor, 48, is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements and a parole violation.

    Taylor has been wanted since April 2018, when he absconded from his last known address in Houston. He also has ties to Bowie County (Texarkana) and parts of Louisiana. In 2003, Taylor was convicted in Bowie County of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child after incidents involving two girls, ages 4 and 9.

    Taylor is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds and has tattoos on the tops of both hands. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.

    To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the three following methods:

    • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
    • 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 by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).

    All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted – and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

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