AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Reginald “Reggie” Vernard Campbell, 24, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list, and a cash reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Campbell is wanted for capital murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Campbell has ties to Columbia, South Carolina; Fayetteville, North Carolina; and New York (including Yonkers and New York City). He also resided in the Corpus Christi area for a period of time in 2016.
On Aug. 11, 2017, Campbell was allegedly involved in a robbery at the Quality Suites hotel in Sherman that resulted in the front desk clerk being fatally shot. An investigation led authorities to arrest two female accomplices and identify Campbell as the masked suspect in the robbery and murder. On Aug. 23, 2017, law enforcement authorities encountered Campbell near Columbia, South Carolina (Richland County); however, Campbell assaulted the officers and escaped.
Campbell is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He has tattoos covering both arms, his fingers, and left hand. Campbell has also been known to go by the name “Johnny.” For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/MostWanted/fugitiveDetails?id=383.
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. So far in 2017, Texas Crime Stoppers has paid $51,000 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:
- 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, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
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.
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Read about DPS online at www.tx.dps.state.tx.us