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Jun 17, 2014 12:14 PM

Increased Reward for Wanted Sex Offender

AUSTIN - A wanted sex offender with know ties to southeast Texas now has an increased reward to worry about. During the month of June, the Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a $13,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of 42-year-old John Don Holmes.

He's wanted for failing to comply with sex offender registration, assault and bond violations. He served time in prison for indecency with a child.

Holmes is known to work in the boating and trucking industry. He has connections in Harris County and also with Native American tribes in northeastern Oklahoma.

If you have any information on his whereabouts:

  • 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).

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