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'Most Wanted' sex offender arrested in Dallas

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Texas Department of Public Safety:

AUSTIN (KYTX) – Willie L. Sullivan, 57, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on Thursday in Dallas. Sullivan has a violent criminal history and was wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. Sullivan was sentenced to prison in 1985 for the aggravated sexual assault of a 29-year-old woman in Dallas. 

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division agents located and arrested Sullivan at a Dallas convenience store. The North Texas Fugitive Task Force and Texas Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit assisted in the arrest. The arrest was the result of a tip, and a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.  For more information, see the captured bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=195

So far in 2013, DPS and other agencies have arrested 18 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including six gang members, and $26,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests. The cash rewards are funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division.

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 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.

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