TxDPS: Reward raised to $4K for wanted Houston man, tied to Texarkana and Louisiana

News

AUSTIN (KTAL/KMSS) – The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased a reward to $4,000 in hopes of finding a convicted sex offender that secretly fled his home in 2018.

According to Texas DPS, 48-year-old Leonard Dee Taylor failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements and violated his parole. Taylor has been wanted since April 2018, when he secretly left his home in Houston.

Texas DPS says in 2003, Taylor was convicted in Texarkana on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child after incidents involving two girls, ages 4 and 9. Taylor has ties to Bowie County and parts of Louisiana.

Taylor is described by troopers as standing 5’11, weighs about 150 pounds, and has tattoos on the top of both hands. Authorities are advising people to not apprehend Taylor because he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Taylor’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

1,000 additional COIVD-19 tests available at Raymond James Stadium

Thumbnail for the video titled "1,000 additional COIVD-19 tests available at Raymond James Stadium"

Florida reports 27 new coronavirus deaths as cases surpass 8,000

Thumbnail for the video titled "Florida reports 27 new coronavirus deaths as cases surpass 8,000"

Mayor Castor addresses restrictions on religious practices during Hillsborough County EGP meeting

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mayor Castor addresses restrictions on religious practices during Hillsborough County EGP meeting"

Doctor's Concerns

Thumbnail for the video titled "Doctor's Concerns"

125-pound giraffe born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne

Thumbnail for the video titled "125-pound giraffe born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne"

'You Are Not Alone': Separated by coronavirus, Tampa Bay students come together through song

Thumbnail for the video titled "'You Are Not Alone': Separated by coronavirus, Tampa Bay students come together through song"

Tampa Bay celebrates World Autism Awareness Day with something good

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tampa Bay celebrates World Autism Awareness Day with something good"

Nurses union protests shortage of protective gear at HCA hospitals

Thumbnail for the video titled "Nurses union protests shortage of protective gear at HCA hospitals"

Stopping the Spread: Hills. Co. opens 2 quarantine hotels

Thumbnail for the video titled "Stopping the Spread: Hills. Co. opens 2 quarantine hotels"

Thursday Morning Forecast

Thumbnail for the video titled "Thursday Morning Forecast"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss