Texas DPS arrests 2 fugitives from state’s Top-10 list

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The Texas Department of Public Safety says two fugitives that were on the state’s top-10 most wanted list have been arrested and are back in custody.

The Dallas Police Department arrested 21-year-old Alberto Mendoza, who was wanted by authorities for parole violations and engaging in organized criminal activity. In 2016, he was convicted on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to eight years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison.

U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force, along with the Texas DPS and Dalhart Police Department, arrested 30-year-old Cory Lee Reed. A warrant for his arrest was issued for failing to register as a sex offender. In 2010, Reed was convicted of two counts of sexual assault of a child following incidents involving a 14-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 10 years probation. In 2011, Reed was convicted of failure to comply with a sex offender’s duty to register and received five years probation. In 2012, however, his probation was revoked and he was sentenced to eight years in prison. Reed was released on parole in March 2019.

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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 Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far this year, DPS and other agencies have arrested 22 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including eight gang members and 10 sex offenders. In addition, $49,000 in rewards has been paid for tips that yielded arrests.