Reward increased for Texas man wanted for murder, sexual assault of child
The Texas Department of Public Safety has named a 36-year-old man - who is wanted for murder, sexual assault of a child and possession of marijuana - as January's featured fugitive.
At the same time, the reward for Freddie Alaniz has been increased to $12,500 for "information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January," DPS said in a news release.
"All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous," the release said Tuesday.
Alaniz was arrested in 2006 in San Antonio for aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing a man during a fight.
Alaniz made bail and then fled. He has been a fugitive ever since.
"The victim later died as a result of his injuries, and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for Alaniz on the charge of murder in August 2006," the DPS release said, noting Alaniz's warrant for sexual assault of a child is the result of a February 2006 arrest in Zavala County.
From the Texas Department of Public Safety :
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.