DPS Top 10 Sex Offender From Amarillo Caught Near Mexico

Published: Apr. 21, 2011 at 7:55 PM CDT
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By KFDA Assignments Desk

Amarillo, Texas - A fugitive from the DPS top ten sex offenders in Texas list has been arrested trying to cross into Mexico. Troopers say 51 year old Jose Manuel Vasquez was arrested by DPS and the U.S. Marshal's office at the Stanton Street Port of Entry in El Paso Wednesday night.

Two people submitted a tip that Vasquez was in Porvenir, Mexico when Mexican authorities arrested him and handed him over to U.S. authorities. Each of the tipsters will get $1,500 for their help capturing Vasquez.

Vasquez has 18 counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in Potter and Randall counties. His victims were between 7 and 9 years old. He is also charged for failing to register as a sex offender and for violating probation after and indecency with a child conviction.

Vasquez will ultimately be transported back to Amarillo.