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DPS Press Release - Reward Increased!

Thursday, April 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Reward Increased to $8,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender From Navarro County

 

AUSTIN – The reward for Pete Jerry Luna, 52, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of April. Luna is wanted for sexual abuse of a child and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

 

Luna has been wanted since March 2018 when he absconded from his last known address in Corsicana, Texas, located in Navarro County; he also has ties to the Houston area. In 1992, Luna was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child after an incident in Navarro County involving an eight-year-old girl.

 

Luna is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.

 

One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured. In 2018, Texas Crime Stoppers paid $31,500 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 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.

 

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.

 

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

 


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