The Texas Department of Public Safety has added 31-year-old Zachary Aaron Jenkins to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list and is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to his capture.
Jenkins is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, probation violation, forgery and fraud.
He has ties to Tarrant County, including the cities of Hurst (his last known address) and Euless. Additionally, Jenkins may have frequented the Houston area this year.
In July 2015, he was convicted of indecency with a child-sexual contact involving a 9-year-old girl in Tarrant County. He subsequently was sentenced to 10 years of probation but absconded within a few weeks.
For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=343<http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=343>.
Jenkins is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 220 lbs. He has tattoos of a skull, wings and arrow on his right forearm and a dove with artwork on his left arm.
Texas Crime Stoppers, funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.
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 800-252-8477;
- Text the letters “DPS”– followed by tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from cell phone;
- Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive callers have information about and then clicking on the link under their picture;
- Submit a Facebook tip at 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, itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8, and for Android users on Google Play, 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. Current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
DPS reminds the public to not attempt to apprehend these fugitives as they are considered armed and dangerous.