DPS increases reward for fugitive to $12,500 if captured in January

The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased the reward for thirty-six year old Freddie Alaniz, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, to $12,500 for information leading to his capture. The increased reward will be paid if the tip comes in during the month of January.

Alaniz is wanted for murder, sexual assault of a child and possession of marijuana, according to his wanted poster.

In 2006, Alaniz was arrested for aggravated assault in San Antonio for allegedly stabbing a man during a fight. He was able to make bail and subsequently fled and has been a fugitive since then. The victim later died from his injuries and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Alaniz on the charge of murder in August 2006.

His warrant for sexual assault of a child stems from a February 2006 arrest in Zavala County.

Alaniz has ties to the town of La Pryor in Zavala County. His criminal history also includes assault causing bodily injury, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated.

For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/featured.aspx?flb=Featured%20Fugitive.

Alaniz is between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs between 120 to 150 pounds; however, his appearance may have significantly changed. The featured images show Alaniz in 2006 and a digital age progression photo (developed by a Texas Ranger forensic artist) of how the fugitive is believed to look today. Alaniz has a tattoo of a dot on his left hand and a scar on his right eyebrow, had a broken nose in the past and was known to wear prescription glasses.

One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured.

All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods: