Man on Texas’ 10 most-wanted sex offender list arrested in Missouri

According to a press release Monday by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a man who was previously listed as one of the 10 most-wanted sex offenders in Texas was arrested in Missouri.

Zachary Aaron Jenkins, 31,  is now in custody after being captured Dec. 14, in Springfield, Missouri. Jenkins was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, probation violation, forgery and fraud. The arrest was not the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers and no reward will be paid.

Working off investigative information received from Texas Department of Public Safety Special Agents, officers from the Springfield Police Department Special Response Team surrounded a residence where Jenkins was located. He eventually surrendered to police and was taken into custody. The U.S. Marshals Service assisted in the investigation.

In July 2015, Jenkins was convicted of indecency with a child-sexual contact involving a nine-year-old girl in Tarrant County, which was also his last known address. He subsequently was sentenced to 10 years of probation but absconded within a few weeks.