William Darrell Richardson, 46, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, has been captured in Overton (Rusk County) after investigators followed up on a tip. The tipster will receive a $5,000 cash reward for providing information that led to the apprehension. Two other Most Wanted fugitives were also recently arrested – one on June 28 in Lubbock and the other on June 29 in Odessa. In 2012, DPS and other agencies have arrested 20 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including 14 gang members, and $45,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.
Richardson, an Aryan Circle gang member with a conviction for Capital Murder, was captured July 3 at an Overton residence by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations agents, DPS Highway Patrol troopers, DPS Aviation and the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office. He was wanted for Parole Violation. For more details, view his captured bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/capturedDetails.aspx?id=142.
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 featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program. 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.