AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Cory James Fisher, 35, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $10,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. The Gangster Disciples gang member has a lengthy criminal past, and is wanted for possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and parole violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Fisher has ties to the Abilene area, Ville Platte, La., and Hot Springs, Ark. He has previously worked masonry and janitorial jobs, and his criminal history includes aggravated robbery, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by felon and evading arrest. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=244.
Fisher is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 195 pounds. Fisher has frequently used the alias of Cory Ladey, and he may be known by that name in the Abilene area. He has a full sleeve tattoo on his right forearm and various other tattoos on his chest, arms and legs.
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.
There are four 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).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
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.