On Thursday, December 14, 49-year old John Wayne Stoneham was arrested in Houston after investigators received a tip.
Stoneham is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list as a high-risk sex offender.
He was arrested for violating parole as well as, failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.
Stoneham’s criminal history includes burglary of habitation with intent to commit sexual assault and indecency with a child-sexual contact.
He has been wanted since May 2017.
a $5,000 reward will be paid to the person who provided the tip that led to this arrest.
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 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).
- Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).